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 a traditional spelling in the UK and India, and an alternative spelling in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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.

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

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