arca, archa

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1 Space in a vaulted chamber for sepulchral purposes, e.g. arcosolium or loculus.

2 Excavation before the basement-walls of a building.

3 Mortuary-chest, shrine, pyx, or receptacle for relics.

4 Prison or secure chamber.

5 Caisson for building bridges.

6 Roof-beam with a groove running its length.

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