arca

arca(
ahr
-
kah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (large box)
a. chest
Los exploradores hallaron un arca llena de monedas de oro.The explorers found a chest full of gold coins.
b. ark
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
En la capilla está un arca que contiene reliquias santas.In the chapel there is an ark containing holy relics.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (boat)
a. ark
Noé construyó su arca para poder sobrevivir al Diluvio Universal.Noah built his ark so as to survive the Flood.
3. (strongbox)
a. safe
Siempre guardo las pertenencias de valor en un arca cuando me quedo en un hotel.I always keep my valuables in a safe when I stay at a hotel.
arcas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (finance)
a. coffers
La inversión ha supuesto un gran desembolso para las arcas del estado.The investment has been a big expense for the nation's coffers.
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arca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (arcón)
a. chest
2. (fig)
a.
arcascoffers
3. (fig)
a.
las arcas públicasthe Treasury
4. (barco)
a.
arca de NoéNoah's Ark
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arca
1 (cofre) chest; (caja fuerte) safe
ser un arca cerrada [+persona] to be inscrutable
arca de hierro strongbox
arcas públicas public funds
2 (Religión)
Arca de la Alianza Ark of the Covenant
Arca de Noé Noah's Ark
3 (depósito) tank; reservoir
arca de agua water tower
4 (Anatomía) flank; side
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