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Gypsum

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From Latin gypsum, from Ancient Greek γύψος (gúpsos). Doublet of gesso.

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gypsum (countable and uncountable, plural gypsums)

  1. A mineral consisting of hydrated calcium sulphate. When calcined, it forms plaster of Paris.
    • 1980, Robert M. Jones, editor, Walls and Ceilings, Time-Life Books, →ISBN, page 7:
      Besides being abundant, gypsum is easily refined into a powder for plaster or formed into sheets of wallboard.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek γύψος (gúpsos).

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NounEdit

gypsum n (genitive gypsī); second declension

  1. gypsum
  2. a plaster figure

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gypsum gypsa
Genitive gypsī gypsōrum
Dative gypsō gypsīs
Accusative gypsum gypsa
Ablative gypsō gypsīs
Vocative gypsum gypsa

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