1An Egyptian and former Turkish unit of weight, variable but now usually equal to approximately 1.3 kg (2 3/4 lb).
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- At the time of the Italian invasion in October 1940 an oka (1.3kg., or nearly 3lb.) of bread cost 10 drachmas.
early 17th century: via Italian and French oque from Turkish okka, from Arabic ūḳiya, based on Latin uncia 'ounce'.
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