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pa·ta·ca

 (pə-tä′kə)
n.
The basic unit of currency in Macau.

[Portuguese, from Arabic 'abū ṭāqa : 'abū, father of, possessing, bound form of 'ab, father; see ʔb in Semitic roots + ṭāqa, window (from ṭāqa, to be able, sustain; see ṭwq in Semitic roots).]

pataca

(pəˈtɑːkə)
n
(Currencies) currency the main monetary unit of Macao and formerly of Timor
Usage: The abbreviation for pataca is P

pa•ta•ca

(pəˈtɑ kə)

n., pl. -cas.
the basic monetary unit of Macao.
[1575–85; < Portuguese « Arabic abūṭāqah a kind of coin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pataca - the basic unit of money in Macao
Macao monetary unit - monetary unit in Macao
avo - 100 avos equal 1 pataca in Macao
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Luca Cumani's charge is bred in the purple as a half-brother to top Hong Kong horse Viva Pataca and is a full sibling to American Grade One winner Laughing, but he has not really matched up to their kind of levels.
Luca Cumani's charge is bred in the purple as a half-brother to top Hong Kong horse Viva Pataca and a full sibling to American Grade One winner Laughing, but he has not really matched up to their kind of levels.
Also on the mark Willie The Whipper also won his maiden by eight lengths (at Hamilton) and his trainer Ann Duffield won the race two years ago with the filly Zenella, while Prescott was victorious in 2004 with Comic Strip, who became a multiple Group 1-winning champion in Hong Kong when renamed Viva Pataca.
Meanwhile, the Mike de Kock-trained Sun Classique claimed the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic with a near three-length win over Viva Pataca.
Nova Scotia mezzo Leslie Davies won a two-week residency scholarship at Domaine Forget in 2009, and Ontario mezzo Iasmina Pataca a two week residency at the Orford Arts Centre.
In addition SGI-Macau donated 200,000 pataca (US$24,900) to the Macau Special Administrative Region Government on May 13, and SGI-Hong Kong gave 300,000 HKD (US$39,500) to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on May 14.
VIVA PATACA, a horse I know well, having won three Group 1's on him, is a deserving favourite for the Sheema Classic and should be very difficult to beat here.
Ladbrokes: 9-4 Viva Pataca, 6 Youmzain, 8 Doctor Dino, Sun Classique, 9 Quijano, 12 bar.
Jockey Mick Kinane soon recovered from the disappointment of finishing last in the Vodafone Derby on Archipenko as he dashed all the way to Hong Kong to partner Viva Pataca in the Champions And Chater Cup.
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RANGERS boss Alex McLeish is tracking Portuguese hitman Rui Pataca as he bids to beef up his shot-shy strike force.
Fujikawa was also ordered to pay damages of 800,000 pataca ($99,417) to the victim's family.