sulfur

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See also: Sulfur and sülfür

English[edit]

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Chemical element
S Previous: phosphorus (P)
Next: chlorine (Cl)

Alternative forms[edit]

  • sulphur (Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, UK; nonstandard in scientific usage)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman sulfre, from Latin sulfur, itself of uncertain origin. Displaced Old English swefel and largely displaced brimstone.

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Noun[edit]

sulfur (usually uncountable, plural sulfurs)

  1. (uncountable) A chemical element (symbol S) with an atomic number of 16.
  2. (countable, uncountable) A yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.
    sulfur colour:  

Synonyms[edit]

  • (element): brimstone (archaic, not in technical usage)

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Adjective[edit]

sulfur (comparative more sulfur, superlative most sulfur)

  1. Of a yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.

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Verb[edit]

sulfur (third-person singular simple present sulfurs, present participle sulfuring, simple past and past participle sulfured)

  1. (transitive) To treat with sulfur, or a sulfur compound, especially to preserve or to counter agricultural pests.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Sulfur” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • sulfur mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

sulfur m (plural sulfurs)

  1. sulfur, sulphur

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

sulfur

  1. (obsolete) sulphur
    • 1855, Tidsskrift for populære fremstillinger af naturvidenskaben, page 379
      ... men meget snart gik man bort fra disse bestemte Stoffer, og Sulfur og Mercurius gik nu fra at være  ...
    • 1896, Alfred Georg Ludvig Lehmann, Overtro og trolddom fra de æeldste tider til vore dage
      ... forskellige Stoffer adskilte sig kun fra hinanden derved, at de indeholdt forskellige Mængder af Sulfur og Merkurius; ...
    • 1918, Det Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskabs skrifter: Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk afdeling
      Thi Agerjord er ikke andet end brændbare Bestanddele (Sulfur) og Alkali (sal fixum), ...

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Compare Sanskrit शुल्बारि (śulbāri, sulfur). Also compare Old Armenian ծծումբ (ccumb, sulfur).

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Noun[edit]

sulfur n (genitive sulfuris); third declension

  1. sulfur, brimstone
  2. lightning

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sulfur sulfura
genitive sulfuris sulfurum
dative sulfurī sulfuribus
accusative sulfur sulfura
ablative sulfure sulfuribus
vocative sulfur sulfura

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Malay[edit]

Chemical element
S Previous: fosforus (P)
Next: klorin (Cl)

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English sulfur, from Middle English, from Anglo-Norman sulfre, from Latin sulfur.

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Noun[edit]

sulfur (Jawi spelling سولفور)

  1. sulfur (element)

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