[* the last syllable is nasal]
adjective: Pure; genuine.
noun: Someone or something that is genuine.
adverb: Genuinely; in all respects.
From French pur sang (pure blood). Earliest documented use: 1846.
Students from different cultures can have accents so their pronunciations and spellings of words might be different. This is very important to keep in mine when discussing phonics, so the teacher is not constantly correcting the student on their speech.