sulphur

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

sulphur (countable and uncountable, plural sulphurs)

  1. Alternative spelling of sulfur
  2. a sulphur butterfly

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Verb[edit]

sulphur (third-person singular simple present sulphurs, present participle sulphuring, simple past and past participle sulphured)

  1. Alternative spelling of sulfur

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is the traditional popular spelling in the UK and India, and an alternative spelling in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. However, it is considered non-standard in scientific contexts, as the IUPAC has only approved the spelling sulfur.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nature Chemistry 1, 333 (2009). doi:10.1038/nchem.301

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a Hellenisation of earlier sulpur, from Proto-Indo-European *swelplos, from the root *swel-(to burn, smoulder).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sulphur n (genitive sulphuris); third declension

  1. sulfur, brimstone
  2. lightning

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sulphur sulphura
genitive sulphuris sulphurum
dative sulphurī sulphuribus
accusative sulphur sulphura
ablative sulphure sulphuribus
vocative sulphur sulphura

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