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    Ark

    Hi!

    I know the common meaning of 'ark' is boat, but can this term also be a synonym of chest/coffer/box?


    Thanks!

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    Re: Ark

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ark See definition 2 at this link. The word arca has a Latin origin, which is the same in Portuguese.

    I imagine the word is not much used these days as a synonym for chest, except in Jewish ritual.
    Last edited by riquecohen; 16-May-2014 at 21:18. Reason: Added last sentence.

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    #3

    Re: Ark

    An ark of clothes, for example, wouldn't work.

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    Re: Ark

    So you might say "pirate chest", or you have another term...? Thks!

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    #5

    Re: Ark

    I might indeed say "pirate chest". "Treasure chest" would be a popular alternative.

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    Re: Ark

    The only use I know of it with that definition is "Raiders of the Lost Ark", the first Indiana Jones film. I know a couple of people who thought it was about someone who had mislaid a huge boat.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Ark

    I didn't know one could ride a boat, irrespective of its size!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Ark

    "Raiders" Charliedeut, not "Riders".
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    Re: Ark

    I'm well aware of that. Hence, the intended pun. Sorry if I failed
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Ark

    Oh. Sorry.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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