uncia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1685–95, from Latin uncia. Compare inch, ounce, Latin ūnus (one).

Noun[edit]

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uncia (plural unciae)

  1. (classical studies) A twelfth part, an ounce, or an inch.
  2. (pharmacy) An ounce.
  3. A bronze coin minted during the Roman Republic, valued at one-twelfth of an as.
  4. (algebra) A numerical coefficient in a case of the binomial theorem.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ūnus.

Noun[edit]

uncia f (genitive unciae); first declension

  1. The twelfth part of something; twelfth.
  2. The twelfth part of a pound, ounce.
  3. The twelfth part of a foot, inch.
  4. (figuratively) A trifle, bit, atom.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative uncia unciae
genitive unciae unciārum
dative unciae unciīs
accusative unciam unciās
ablative unciā unciīs
vocative uncia unciae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • uncia in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879