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==English==
 
==English==
 
===Etymology===
 
===Etymology===
From Italian [[oca]], from French [[oque]], from Turkish [[okka]], from Arabic {{ARchar|[[وقية]]}} ''ūqiya'', probably through Syriac from Greek [[ουγκια]], from Latin [[uncia]] ‘ounce, twelfth part’, from [[unus]] ‘one’.
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From Italian [[oca]] < French [[oque]] < Turkish [[okka]] < Arabic {{ARchar|[[وقية]]}} ''wuqīye'', probably through Syriac from Greek [[ουγκιά]] < Latin [[uncia]] ‘ounce, twelfth part’ < [[unus]] ‘one’.
   
 
===Pronunciation===
 
===Pronunciation===
[[IPA]]: /'ɒkə/
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{{IPA|/'ɒkə/}}
   
 
===Noun===
 
===Noun===
 
{{en-noun|oka|okas}}
 
{{en-noun|oka|okas}}
# a unit of weight in Egypt (and formerly Turkey), now usually around 1.3 kilograms
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# a unit of weight in Egypt (and formerly Turkey): 37 grams (one twelfth [[ratl]]) in Egypt, 320 grams in Aleppo, 213.39 grams in Beirut, 240 grams in Jerusalem.
# a unit of volume in Egypt (and formerly Turkey) corresponding to about 1.2 litres
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# a unit of volume in Egypt (and formerly Turkey) corresponding to about 1.2 litres.
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'''oka'''
 
'''oka'''
   
# [[bake]]
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#to [[bake]]
   
[[Category:Swahili language]]
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[[Category:Swahili verbs]]
   
 
[[io:oka]]
 
[[io:oka]]

Revision as of 15:33, 20 April 2006

English

Etymology

From Italian oca < French oque < Turkish okka < Arabic Template:ARchar wuqīye, probably through Syriac from Greek ουγκιά < Latin uncia ‘ounce, twelfth part’ < unus ‘one’.

Pronunciation

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Noun

oka (plural oka or okas)

  1. a unit of weight in Egypt (and formerly Turkey): 37 grams (one twelfth ratl) in Egypt, 320 grams in Aleppo, 213.39 grams in Beirut, 240 grams in Jerusalem.
  2. a unit of volume in Egypt (and formerly Turkey) corresponding to about 1.2 litres.



Swahili

Verb

oka

  1. to bake