sulf- etymology

English word sulf- comes from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥ (Sun.)

Detailed word origin of sulf-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sóh₂wl̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Sun.
*swelplos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sulfur Latin (lat) Lightning. Sulfur, brimstone.
sulfre Anglo-Norman (xno)
sulfur English (eng) (transitive) To treat with sulfur, or a sulfur compound, especially to preserve or to counter agricultural pests. Of a yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur. (countable, uncountable) A yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.. (uncountable) A chemical element (symbol S) with an atomic number of 16.
sulf- English (eng) (chemistry) ; used before a vowel.

Words with the same origin as sulf-

Descendants of *sóh₂wl̥
dial helium sin sinful sinner sol solar south sun sundown sunglasses sunlight sunny sunrise sunset sunshine