arca

[ahr-kuh]

noun, plural ar·cae [ahr-see] /ˈɑr si/.

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]

adverb Music.

(of performance of a musical passage for a stringed instrument) with the point of the bow.

Origin of a punta d'arco

From Italian; see origin at ad-, point, arc
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Related Words for arca

arca, feretory

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