termite

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See also: Termite and térmite

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termites

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from termites. Possibly from Latin termites (three syllables), plural of termes.

Also possible a derivation from Proto-Indo-European *term-(drill).

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termite ‎(plural termites)

  1. A white-bodied, wood-consuming insect of the infraorder Isoptera, in the order Blattodea.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Late Latin termes, late variant of the Classical Latin tarmes(woodworm).

Noun[edit]

termite m, f ‎(plural termites)

  1. termite (white-bodied, wood-consuming insect)

Usage notes[edit]

While most dictionaries give termite has masculine, it is commonly used as a feminine noun, due to the ending -ite.

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termite m ‎(plural termiti)

  1. termite (white-bodied, wood-consuming insect)

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termite m

  1. ablative singular of termes