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. However, it is considered nonstandard 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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