Origin: It, dim. of oca, a goose < LL auca, a goose (< *avica, back-form. < L avicula, dim. of avis, bird): from its fancied resemblance in shape
See ocarina in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from dialectal ucarenna
Origin: , diminutive of Italian oca, goose (from the fact that its mouthpiece is shaped like a goose's beak)
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *auca
Origin: , from *avica
Origin: , from Latin avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots.
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