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oka

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[ oh-kuh ]
/ ˈoʊ kə /
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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.
a form unit of liquid measure, equal to about 1.33 U.S. liquid quarts (1.26 liters).
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Origin of oka

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

Other definitions for oka (2 of 3)

oka2
[ oh-kuh ]
/ ˈoʊ kə /

noun
oca.

Other definitions for oka (3 of 3)

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 (1,530 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for oka (1 of 2)

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 2)

Oka
/ (ˈəʊkə) /

noun
a brine-cured Canadian cheese

Word Origin for Oka

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