[ pahr-kuh ]
/ ˈpɑr kə /


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

Definition for parca (2 of 2)


[ pahr-see, -kahy ]
/ ˈpɑr si, -kaɪ /

plural noun, singular Par·ca [pahr-kuh] /ˈpɑr kə/.

the three Fates of ancient Rome, developed out of the goddess Parca by identification with the Moerae of Greek mythology. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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

British Dictionary definitions for parca


/ (ˈpɑːsiː) /

pl n singular Parca (ˈpɑːkə)

the Parcae the Roman goddesses of fateGreek counterparts: the Moirai
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