|1.||an obsolete name for sulphur|
|2.||a common yellow butterfly, Gonepteryx rhamni, of N temperate regions of the Old World: family Pieridae|
|3.||archaic a scolding nagging woman; virago|
|[Old English brynstān; related to Old Norse brennistein; see |
an inflammable mineral substance found in quantities on the shores of the Dead Sea. The cities of the plain were destroyed by a rain of fire and brimstone (Gen. 19:24, 25). In Isa. 34:9 allusion is made to the destruction of these cities. This word figuratively denotes destruction or punishment (Job 18:15; Isa. 30:33; 34:9; Ps. 11:6; Ezek. 38:22). It is used to express the idea of excruciating torment in Rev. 14:10; 19:20; 20:10.