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[oh-kuh] /ˈoʊ kə/
noun
1.
  1. Also called old oka. a former measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, equal to about 2.75 pounds (1.25 kilograms).
  2. Also called new oka. a modern measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, standarized as equal to the kilogram.
2.
a form unit of liquid measure, equal to about 1.33 U.S. liquid quarts (1.26 liters).
Also, oke.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Italian occa < Turkish okka < Arabic (compare ūquiyya) < Greek ounkíā; cognate with Latin uncia; see ounce1
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oka

/ˈəʊkə/
noun
1.
a unit of weight used in Turkey, equal to about 2.75 pounds or 1.24 kilograms
2.
a unit of liquid measure used in Turkey, equal to about 1.3 pints or 0.75 litres
Word Origin
C17: from Turkish ōqah, from Arabic ūqiyah, probably from Greek ounkia; perhaps related to Latin uncia one twelfth; see ounce1

Oka

/ˈəʊkə/
noun
1.
a brine-cured Canadian cheese
Word Origin
named after Oka, Quebec, where it is made at a monastery
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