Oka meaning

ō-kä
A river, about 1,500 km (930 mi) long, of western Russia flowing north, east, and northeast to join the Volga River near Nizhny Novgorod.
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River in central European Russia, flowing northeast into the Volga: c. 950 mi (1,529 km)
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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).
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A unit of volume in Egypt (formerly Turkey) corresponding to about 1.2 litres.
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A river in central Russia, the largest right tributary of the Volga.
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A certain village in the Canadian province of Quebec.
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(Canada) A kind of pungent, semi-soft cheese, originally made by Trappist monks in Oka, Quebec.
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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").

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  • From French, from Mohawk "a kind of pike [fish]". The cheese is named for the village.

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  • From Russian Ока (Oka).

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