arca

[ ahr-kuh ]
/ ˈɑr kə /

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

a chest for valuables, used in medieval Spain and Italy.

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Origin of arca

< Latin: chest, box. See ark

Definition for arca (2 of 2)

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.

(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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