See also: onca and ONCA

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier leonça by misdivision, and this from Old French leonce or Italian lonza. Cognate with English ounce (snow leopard).

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NounEdit

onça f (plural onces)

  1. A name applied to various large felids, such as the cheetah or the jaguar.

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈõ.sɐ/, [ˈõ.sɐ]

  • Hyphenation: on‧ça

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin uncia (twelfth part; trifle), from ūnus (one).

NounEdit

onça f (plural onças)

  1. ounce (a unit of weight equivalent to 28.3495g)
  2. (historical) a gold coin weighing approximately an ounce

Etymology 2Edit

From Italian lonza (leopard or lynx), from Vulgar Latin *luncea, from Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnx), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (to shine, bright, to see). Doublet of lince.

 
Uma onça (jaguar).
 
Uma onça (leopard).

NounEdit

onça f (plural onças)

  1. (Brazil) jaguar (Panthera onca, a feline of Latin America)
    Synonyms: jaguar, onça-pintada
  2. (Angola) leopard (Panthera pardus, a feline of Africa and Asia)
    Synonyms: pantera, leopardo
  3. (less commonly) cougar (Puma concolor, a pan-American feline)
    Synonyms: onça-parda, suçuarana, leão-baio, leão-da-montanha
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