earce

earce
f (-an/-an) 1. chest, coffer; 2. the ark of Noah; 3. ark, ark of the covenant [L]

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  • Ark — ([aum]rk), n. [OE. ark, arke, arche, AS. arc, earc, earce, fr. L. arca, fr. arcere to inclose, keep off; akin to Gr. arkei^n to keep off.] 1. A chest, or coffer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Bearing that precious relic in an ark. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ark of the Covenant — Ark Ark ([aum]rk), n. [OE. ark, arke, arche, AS. arc, earc, earce, fr. L. arca, fr. arcere to inclose, keep off; akin to Gr. arkei^n to keep off.] 1. A chest, or coffer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Bearing that precious relic in an ark. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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