made from or with respect to brimstone as brimstone matches
- Sulphur See Sulphur
- an old name for sulfur
- Sulphur; See Sulphur.
- manufactured from, or regarding, brimstone; as, brimstone matches.
Old English brynstan, from brin- stem of brinnen "burning" (see burn (v.)) + stan (see rock (n.)). In Middle English 1st factor in addition recorded as brem-, brom-, brum-, bren-, brin-, bron-, brun-, bern-, born-, burn-, burned-, and burnt-. Previously "the mineral sulfur," today limited to biblical use. The Lord reynede vpon Sodom and Gomor brenstoon and fier. [Wycliff's rendition (1382) of Gen. xix:24] The Old Norse cognate ingredient brennusteinn meant "amber," as does German Bernstein.
(a.) manufactured from, or related to, brimstone; as, brimstone matches.
A cheap cement, sometimes employed to fix iron rails in stone-work, is melted brimstone, or brimstone and brick-dust.