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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Genericization of trademark Formica.

NounEdit

formica (countable and uncountable, plural formicas)

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

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  • 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]
  • Hyphenation: for‧mì‧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]
  • Hyphenation: fòr‧mi‧ca

NounEdit

formica f (plural formiche)

  1. Formica (plastic laminated material)

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LatinEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *morwi (with many taboo dissimilations).[1] 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

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 234