noun (1)
\ ˈōk \
variants: or oka \ ˈōkə \
plural -s

Definition of oke

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of three units of weight varying around 2.8 pounds and used respectively in Greece, Turkey, and Egypt


noun (2)
\ ˈōkā \
plural -s

Definition of oke (Entry 2 of 2)

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History and Etymology for oke

Noun (1)

French, New Greek & Turkish; French oque, from New Greek & Turkish; New Greek oka, from Turkish okka, from Arabic ūqīyah, probably from Greek oungia, ounkia ounce, from Latin uncia

Noun (2)

by shortening & alteration

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“Oke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oke. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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