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arca

[ahr-kuh] /ˈɑr kə/
noun, plural arcae
[ahr-see] /ˈɑr si/ (Show IPA)
1.
a chest for valuables, used in medieval Spain and Italy.
Origin of arca
< Latin: chest, box. See ark

a punta d'arco

[ah poo n-tuh dahr-koh; Italian ah poon-tah dahr-kaw] /ɑ ˌpʊn tə ˈdɑr koʊ; Italian ɑ ˌpun tɑ ˈdɑr kɔ/
adverb, Music.
1.
(of performance of a musical passage for a stringed instrument) with the point of the bow.
Origin
From Italian; See origin at ad-, point, arc
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