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From Old French formiier (with the suffix -iller, from Latin -iculāre), from Latin formīcāre, present active infinitive of formīcō. Cf. also Italian formicolare, Spanish hormiguear.

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fourmiller

  1. to swarm, to be full of
    • 1877, Maurice Rollinat, “Le Champ de chardons”, in Dans les brandes, poèmes et rondels:
      Le champ fourmille de chardons : / Quel paradis pour le vieil âne !
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      The field is swarming with thistles: / What a paradise for the old donkey!
  2. to tingle

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