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EtymologyEdit

formica +‎ -aio; cf. also Vulgar Latin *formīcārium. Compare Spanish hormiguero, Portuguese formigueiro, Friulian furmiâr, Romanian furnicar, Catalan formiguer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /for.miˈka.jo/, [for̺miˈkäːjo̞]
  • Stress: formicàio
  • Hyphenation: for‧mi‧ca‧io

NounEdit

formicaio m (plural formicai)

  1. anthill
  2. ants' nest
  3. (figuratively) Any place full of activity, or in which people are very busy; beehive
  4. onychomycosis (in equines)

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