oka

1
[ oh-kuh ]
/ ˈoʊ kə /

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.
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 oka

1
1615–25; < Italian occa < Turkish okka < Arabic (compare ūquiyya) < Greek ounkíā; cognate with Latin uncia; see ounce1

Definition for oka (2 of 4)

oka2
[ oh-kuh ]
/ ˈoʊ kə /

noun

Definition for oka (3 of 4)

Oka
[ oh-kah; Russian uh-kah ]
/ oʊˈkɑ; Russian ʌˈkɑ /

noun

a river in the central Russian Federation in Europe, flowing NE to the Volga at Nizhni Novgorod. 950 miles (1530 km) long.

Definition for oka (4 of 4)

oca

or o·ka

[ oh-kuh ]
/ ˈoʊ kə /

noun

a wood sorrel, Oxalis tuberosa, of the Andes, cultivated in South America for its edible tubers.
a tuber of this plant.

Origin of oca

1595–1605; < Spanish < Quechua oqa
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British Dictionary definitions for oka (1 of 3)

oka

oke (əʊk)

/ (ˈəʊkə) /

noun

a unit of weight used in Turkey, equal to about 2.75 pounds or 1.24 kilograms
a unit of liquid measure used in Turkey, equal to about 1.3 pints or 0.75 litres

Word Origin for oka

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

British Dictionary definitions for oka (2 of 3)

Oka
/ (ˈəʊkə) /

noun

a brine-cured Canadian cheese

Word Origin for Oka

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

British Dictionary definitions for oka (3 of 3)

oca
/ (ˈəʊkə) /

noun

any of various South American herbaceous plants of the genus Oxalis, cultivated for their edible tubers: family Oxalidaceae

Word Origin for oca

C20: via Spanish from Quechua okka
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