A river in central Russia, the largest right tributary of the Volga.
A unit of weight in the Ottoman Empire and certain successor states, equal to 400 dirhams. Variably equivalent to about 1.25 kilograms (2.75 pounds).
(Canada) A kind of pungent, semi-soft cheese, originally made by Trappist monks in Oka, Quebec.
- Oxalis crenata
- Oxalis tuberosa
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Origin of Oka
From Italian oca, from French oque, from Turkish okka. The Turkish is sometimes said to be from Arabic وقية (wuqÄ«ye), but some dispute this, since the latter denotes a much smaller weight. The Arabic probably came, via Classical Syriac, from Greek ουγκιά (ougkiá), from Latin uncia (“ounce, twelfth part"), from unus (“one").
From French, from Mohawk "a kind of pike [fish]". The cheese is named for the village.
From Russian Ока (Oka).
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