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[pahr-kuh] /ˈpɑr kə/
an ancient Roman goddess of childbirth and destiny.
Compare Parcae.
any one of the Parcae.


[pahr-see, -kahy] /ˈpɑr si, -kaɪ/
plural noun, singular Parca
[pahr-kuh] /ˈpɑr kə/ (Show IPA)
the three Fates of ancient Rome, developed out of the goddess Parca by identification with the Moerae of Greek mythology. Unabridged
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  • It shall be my resolve, lastingly, I hope, to endure until it pleases the implacable Parca: to break the thread.

    Beethoven: the Man and the Artist Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Innumerable things the little lupa learned at the side of the old woman, bony and ugly as a Parca!

    Snnica Vicente Blasco Ibez
British Dictionary definitions for Parca


plural noun (sing) Parca (ˈpɑːkə)
the Parcae, the Roman goddesses of fate Greek counterparts the Moirai
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