gypsum

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English[edit]

Gypsum

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

gypsum (countable and uncountable, plural gypsums)

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

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Further reading[edit]

  • Gypsum” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • gypsum mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg gypsum on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek γύψος (gúpsos).

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Noun[edit]

gypsum n (genitive gypsī); second declension

  1. gypsum
  2. a plaster figure

Inflection[edit]

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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