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[bahr-kuh] /ˈbɑr kə/
an ancient Carthaginian family to which Hamilcar, Hasdrubal, and Hannibal belonged.
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Barcan, adjective Unabridged
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  • A Barca has arrived from S. Erasmo, the island of the market-gardens.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • They sailed into the small harbor of Barca at ten in the morning.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • Denham advised him to submit, and Barca Gana, appearing, invited him to dismount.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • So that you could not take a speaking horn and halloa for a Barca?

    The Admiral Douglas Sladen
  • Barcelona, named after the powerful family of Barca in Carthage, to which Hannibal belonged.

    A Short History of Spain Mary Platt Parmele
  • On reaching the railway-station we chartered a Barca to take us to our hotel.

    'Farewell, Nikola' Guy Boothby
  • Once, at Barca, I saw a white raven—but perhaps after all it was only a dove.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Of this number about three hundred thousand belong to Barca.

  • Barca, the Bornou general, had three horses killed under him.

  • In 509 a second expedition was dispatched against Barca, a colony of Cyrene.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
British Dictionary definitions for Barca


the surname of several noted Carthaginian generals, including Hamilcar, Hasdrubal, and Hannibal
Derived Forms
Barcan, adjective
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