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  1. an ancient Roman goddess of childbirth and destiny.Compare Parcae.
  2. any one of the Parcae.
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[pahr-see, -kahy]
plural noun, singular Par·ca [pahr-kuh] /ˈpɑr kə/.
  1. the three Fates of ancient Rome, developed out of the goddess Parca by identification with the Moerae of Greek mythology.
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Examples from the Web for parca

Historical Examples of parca

  • 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!


    Vicente Blasco Ibez

British Dictionary definitions for parca


pl n singular Parca (ˈpɑːkə)
  1. the Parcae the Roman goddesses of fateGreek counterparts: the Moirai
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