earc, f.n: ark (mainly referring to Noah’s ark and the ark of the covenant); chest, coffer, container of some sort. (EH-ark / ˈɛark)

Medieval manuscript image of after the Flood has subsided, when pairs of animals and people leave Noah’s Ark, with its curvy, dragon-headed bow and prow.
Old English Hexateuch; England (Canterbury), 11th-12th century; British Library, Cotton MS Claudius B IV, f. 15v. [bl.uk]

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