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oka1

[oh-kuh]
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noun
    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.
  1. a form unit of liquid measure, equal to about 1.33 U.S. liquid quarts (1.26 liters).
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Also oke.

Origin of oka1

1615–25; < Italian occa < Turkish okka < Arabic (compare ūquiyya) < Greek ounkíā; cognate with Latin uncia; see ounce1

oka2

[oh-kuh]
noun
  1. oca.
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Oka

[oh-kah; Russian uh-kah]
noun
  1. a river in the central Russian Federation in Europe, flowing NE to the Volga at Nizhni Novgorod. 950 miles (1530 km) long.
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oca

or o·ka

[oh-kuh]
noun
  1. a wood sorrel, Oxalis tuberosa, of the Andes, cultivated in South America for its edible tubers.
  2. a tuber of this plant.
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Origin of oca

1595–1605; < Spanish < Quechua oqa
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Examples from the Web for oka

Historical Examples

  • Nothing had happened that in any way equipped him for his battle with Oka Sayye.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Then screened by the bushes, she could have reached out and touched Oka Sayye.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • She told him where she thought what remained of Oka Sayye could be found.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • After a night's rest I recrossed the Oka and drove to the town.

  • The emperor arrived at the harbor of Oka in the Land of Tsukushi.


British Dictionary definitions for oka

oka

oke (əʊk)

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
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Word Origin

C17: from Turkish ōqah, from Arabic ūqiyah, probably from Greek ounkia; perhaps related to Latin uncia one twelfth; see ounce 1

Oka

noun
  1. a brine-cured Canadian cheese
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Word Origin

named after Oka, Quebec, where it is made at a monastery

oca

noun
  1. any of various South American herbaceous plants of the genus Oxalis, cultivated for their edible tubers: family Oxalidaceae
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Word Origin

C20: via Spanish from Quechua okka
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