onça

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Portuguese[edit]

Uma onça (jaguar).

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin uncia ‎(twelfth part; trifle), from ūnus ‎(one).

Noun[edit]

onça f (plural onças)

  1. ounce (a unit of weight equivalent to 28.3495g)
  2. (historical) a gold coin weighing approximately an ounce

Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian lonza, from Vulgar Latin *luncea, from Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek λύγξ ‎(lúnx), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- ‎(to shine, bright, to see).

Noun[edit]

onça f (plural onças)

  1. jaguar (Panthera onca, a feline of the Americas)
  2. (Angola) leopard (Panthera pardus, a feline of Africa and Asia)
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