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And you are to love those who are your aliens for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt. [Deuteronomy 10:19]
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Etymology 1

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] uncia, 1/12th part, from unus "one".

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Noun

Singular
ounce

Plural
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ounce ({{{1}}}) abbreviation oz.
  1. An avoirdupois ounce, weighing 1/16 of an avoirdupois pound, or 28.3495 grams.
  2. A troy ounce, weighing 1/12 of a troy pound, or 480 grains, or 31.1035 grams.
  3. A US fluid ounce, with a volume of 1/16 of a US pint, 1.804 687 cubic inches or 29.573 531 milliliters.
  4. A British imperial fluid ounce, with a volume of 1/20 of an imperial pint, 1.733871 cubic inches or 28.413063 milliliters.
  5. A little bit.
    He didn't feel even an ounce of regret for his actions.
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Etymology 2

Via French once, lonce, by false division (the l was thought to be the article), from Latin lynx, from Greek (lunx), lynx. Interestingly, the taxon of the snow leopard is a Latinisation using the root of ounce (1).

Noun

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ounce

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ounce ({{{1}}})
  1. The snow leopard (Uncia uncia).

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