sulphur

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

sulphur (countable and uncountable, plural sulphurs)

  1. Alternative spelling of sulfur
  2. (entomology) Any of various pierid butterflies of the subfamily Coliadinae, especially the sulphur coloured species. Compare yellow.

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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

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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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • sulphur in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sulphur in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers