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See also: onca and ONCA



Etymology 1[edit]

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


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

Uma onça (jaguar).
Uma onça (leopard).


onça f (plural onças)

  1. (Brazil) jaguar (Panthera onca, a feline of Latin America)
    Synonyms: jaguar, onça-pintada
  2. (Angola) leopard (Panthera pardus, a feline of Africa and Asia)
    Synonyms: pantera, leopardo
  3. (less commonly) cougar (Puma concolor, a pan-American feline)
    Synonyms: onça-parda, suçuarana, leão-baio, leão-da-montanha
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