Parca

[ pahr-kuh ]
/ ˈpɑr kə /

noun

an ancient Roman goddess of childbirth and destiny.Compare Parcae.
any one of the Parcae.

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Example sentences from the Web for Parca

  • It shall be my resolve, lastingly, I hope, to endure until it pleases the implacable Parca: to break the thread.

  • Innumerable things the little lupa learned at the side of the old woman, bony and ugly as a Parca!

    Snnica|Vicente Blasco Ibez