- 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]
- (of performance of a musical passage for a stringed instrument) with the point of the bow.
Origin of a punta d'arco
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Those of Arca (i, k in fig. 9) show this relation to the mouth (a).
Through the central arch the arca and a little cross are seen.The Shores of the Adriatic
F. Hamilton Jackson
The arca, or family sepulture, can no longer be traced in the church.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first
Count Carlo Gozzi
Arca, a genus of bivalve molluscs, family Arcad, whose shells are known as ark-shells.
The animal of Arca has the gills placed in an oblique position; the foot is large and strongly developed.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold