formica

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See also: Formica and fórmica

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Genericization of trademark Formica.

Noun[edit]

formica (plural formicas)

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

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Hyponyms[edit]

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

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Italian[edit]

Due formiche – Two ants

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

formica f (plural formiche)

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  1. ant
    Synonym: formicola
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English Formica.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

formica f (plural formiche)

  1. Formica (plastic laminated material)

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

formīca f (genitive formīcae); first declension

  1. an ant

Inflection[edit]

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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References[edit]

  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