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uncĭa , ae, f., = οὐγκία (Siculian and Etruscan; v. Müller, Etrusk. 1, p. 309 sq.) [akin to unus, unicus, unio; Gr. οἰνός],
I.the twelfth part of any thing, a twelfth.
I. Lit.
1. Of inheritances: “mortuus Babullius. Caesar, opinor, ex unciā, etsi nihil adhuc: sed Lepta ex triente,Cic. Att. 13, 48, 1: “heres,Sen. Contr. 4, 28 med.; Cod. Just. 5, 27, 2.—Of a debt: “non erit uncia tota,Mart. 9, 3, 5.—
2. To denote a rate of interest, one twelfth per cent. a month, i. e. reckoning by the year, one per cent., Dig. 26, 7, 47, § 4.—
3. As a weight, the twelfth part of a pound (as or libra), an ounce, Rhemn. Fan. Pond. 28; Plaut. Men. 3, 3, 3: “uncia aloës,Plin. 20, 13, 51, § 140: “Falerni,Mart. 1, 107, 3.—
4. As a measure of land, one twelfth of a jugerum, Col. 5, 1, 10.—
5. As a measure of length, the twelfth part of a foot, an inch, Front. Aquaed. 24; Plin. 6, 34, 39, § 214.—
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