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EtymologyEdit

Probably through Classical Syriac ܐܘܢܩܝܐ‏(ʾūnqīyā) from Ancient Greek οὐγγία (oungía), οὐγκία (ounkía), from Latin uncia (ounce, twelfth part), from unus (one).

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NounEdit

وِقِيَّة or وُقِيَّة (wiqiyya or wuqiyyaf (plural وِقِيَّات(wiqiyyāt) or وُقِيَّات(wuqiyyāt))

  1. awqiyyah (ounce), a unit of weight in Egypt: 37 grams (one twelfth rottol)
  2. a unit of weight in Aleppo: 320 grams
  3. a unit of weight in Beirut: 213.39 grams
  4. a unit of weight in Jerusalem: 240 grams
  5. a unit of weight in Malta: approximately 26.46 grams
  6. ounce (just the same as the English or even to translate it)

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