sulfur etymology

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

Detailed word origin of sulfur

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sóh₂wl̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Sun.
*swelplos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sulpur Latin (lat)
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.

Words with the same origin as sulfur

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