onça

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Portuguese[edit]

onça

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin uncia (twelfth part, trifle), from ūnus (one), from Old Latin oinos, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (one, single).

Noun[edit]

onça f (plural onças)

  1. ounce [28.3495 g mass; 29.573 ml volume (US) or 28.4 ml (UK)]

Etymology 2[edit]

From French once < Vulgar Latin *luncea < Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnks), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (to shine, bright, to see).

Noun[edit]

onça f (plural onças)

  1. jaguar (Panthera onca)
  2. (regional, Angola) leopard (Panthera pardus)
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