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See also: Formica and fórmica

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Genericization of trademark Formica.

NounEdit

formica (plural formicas)

  1. A heat-resistant laminate material used to veneer countertops.

SynonymsEdit

HyponymsEdit

  • Formica (the trademarked brand name material)
  • Arborite (the trademarked brand name material)

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ItalianEdit

 
Due formiche – Two ants

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin formīca, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *morwi. Cognates include Ancient Greek μύρμηξ (múrmēx).

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /forˈmi.ka/, [for̺ˈmiːkä]
  • Stress: formìca
  • Hyphenation: for‧mi‧ca

NounEdit

formica f (plural formiche)

 
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  1. ant
    Synonym: formicola
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English Formica.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔr.mi.ka/, [ˈfɔr̺mikä]
  • Stress: fòrmica
  • Hyphenation: for‧mi‧ca

NounEdit

formica f (plural formiche)

  1. Formica (plastic laminated material)

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LatinEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) From Proto-Indo-European *morwi (with many taboo dissimilations). Cognate with Sanskrit वम्र (vamra), Ancient Greek μύρμηξ (múrmēx), Old Church Slavonic мравии (mravii), Polish mrówka, Old Irish moirb, Welsh myrion, Old Norse maurr, English mire.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

formīca f (genitive formīcae); first declension

  1. an ant

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative formīca formīcae
genitive formīcae formīcārum
dative formīcae formīcīs
accusative formīcam formīcās
ablative formīcā formīcīs
vocative formīca formīcae

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