formichina

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

formica (ant) +‎ -ina (diminutive suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /for.miˈki.na/, [for̺miˈk̟iːn̺ä]
  • Stress: formichìna
  • Hyphenation: for‧mi‧chi‧na

Noun[edit]

formichina f (plural formichine)

  1. diminutive of formica (ant); little ant
    • 2014, Claudia Mirruzzo, transl., “La neve il mio piede prende”, in Racconti di vita[1], translation of Textos Selecionados by José Anilto dos Anjos, page 25:
      C'era una volta una formichina molto furba che stava nella sua tana ben riparata dal mal tempo.
      Once upon a time, there was a very clever little ant, who was in its house, well protected against the bad weather

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