The Uqiyyah (Arabic: أُوقِيَّة), sometimes spelled Awqiyyah, is the name for a historical unit of weight that varies between regions, as listed below. It corresponds to the historical unit ounce and was defined as the 12th part of a ratl; as the ratl varied so did the uqiyyah as its part.
Malta: ~26.46 g
The same unit, pronounced uqqa or okka in Turkish, was used in the Ottoman Empire until the early 20th century. The standard Istanbul okka equaled 128.3 g.
- Lane, Edward William (1863). Arabic–English Lexicon. http://www.tyndalearchive.com/tabs/lane: Williams & Norgate, London 1863. p. 1102. entry رطل
|This standards- or measurement-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|