oke

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See also: oké and ọke

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Turkish okka,[1][2] from Arabic أوقية (ūqīya), وقية (wiqīya), probably from Ancient Greek οὐγκία (ounkía, an ounce), from Latin uncia.[2]

Noun[edit]

oke (plural okes)

  1. (historical or obsolete) A Turkish, Egyptian, Hungarian and Wallachian unit of weight, equal to about 2 & 3/4 lbs.
References[edit]
  1. ^ "oke." *OED 2nd edition. 1989. (online)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "oka." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2009.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Afrikaans

Noun[edit]

oke (plural okes)

  1. (South Africa, slang) man; guy; bloke
    • 1998, Leon Schuster, Leon Schuster's Lekker, Thick South African Joke Book (page 106)
      An oke meets up with his ex-wife at a party. After a few dops, he puts his arm around her and suggests they go to bed. 'Over my dead body,' she snarls at him. He downs his drink and says, 'I see you haven't changed.'
    • 2005, Al Lovejoy, Acid Alex
      I had initiated an African ritual by giving the pipe to him. And you can never stay befuck with an oke you smoke nchangu with.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ok +‎ -e

Adverb[edit]

oke

  1. eighthly

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

oke

  1. rōmaji reading of おけ