gypsum

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Gypsum

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From Latin gypsum, from Ancient Greek γύψος (gúpsos). Doublet of gesso.

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gypsum (countable and uncountable, plural gypsums)

  1. A mineral consisting of hydrated calcium sulphate. When calcined, it forms plaster of Paris.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek γύψος (gúpsos).

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Noun[edit]

gypsum n (genitive gypsī); second declension

  1. gypsum
  2. a plaster figure

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gypsum gypsa
Genitive gypsī gypsōrum
Dative gypsō gypsīs
Accusative gypsum gypsa
Ablative gypsō gypsīs
Vocative gypsum gypsa

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