[pahr-see, -kahy]

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.




an ancient Roman goddess of childbirth and destiny.Compare Parcae.
any one of the Parcae. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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pl n singular Parca (ˈpɑːkə)

the Parcae the Roman goddesses of fateGreek counterparts: the Moirai
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