وقية

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Etymology[edit]

Probably through Syriac from Greek ουγκιά (ounkiá), from Latin uncia (ounce, twelfth part), from unus (one).

Noun[edit]

وقية (wiqīya, wuqīyef, plural وقيات

  1. awqiyyah (ounce), a unit of weight in Egypt: 37 grams (one twelfth ratl)
  2. a unit of weight in Aleppo: 320 grams
  3. a unit of weight in Beirut: 213.39 grams
  4. a unit of weight in Jerusalem: 240 grams
  5. a unit of weight in Malta: approximately 26.46 grams

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