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)

Italian[edit]

Due formiche – Two ants

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin formīca. 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
    Synonyms: 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]

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) From Proto-Indo-European *morwi (ant) (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.

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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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