-eous

-eous
aff. an adjectival suffix with the meanings “composed of,”“resembling, having the nature of,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (igneous; vitreous); also, as a semantically neutral suffix, found on adjectives of diverse origin, sometimes with corresponding nouns ending in -ty (beauteous; courteous; homogeneous)
Etymology: < L -eus; see -ous

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • EOUS — unus equorum Solis. Ovid. Met. l. 2. v. 153. Interea volucres Pyroeis, Eous et Aethon Solis equi, quartusque Phlegon hinnitibus auras …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • -eous — [ē əs] [< L eus + OUS] suffix suffix var. of OUS [gaseous] …   English World dictionary

  • eous — hid·eous; hid·eous·ly; hid·eous·ness; stra·min·eous; touch·eous; con·san·guin·eous·ly; …   English syllables

  • -eous — suffix forming adjectives meaning of the nature of (erroneous; gaseous). * * * ēəs, yəs; or əs when the e influences the pronunciation of the preceding consonant as in “cretaceous” adjective suffix Etymology: Latin eus composed of, of the nature… …   Useful english dictionary

  • EOUS Oceanus — seu Or. pars est Oceani, versus ortum Asiae, prope Sinas, Iaponiam, et Philippinas Ins. Plin. l. 2. c. 108. l. 6. c. 13 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • -eous — an adjectival suffix with the meanings composed of, resembling, having the nature of, occurring in loanwords from Latin (igneous; ligneous; vitreous); also, as a semantically neutral suffix, found on adjectives of diverse origin, sometimes with… …   Universalium

  • -eous — suffix (forming adjectives) resembling; displaying the nature of: aqueous. Origin from the L. suffix eus + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • -eous — variant of ous, occurring in adjectives taken from Latin or derived from Latin nouns. {Latin eus} …  

  • right´eous|ly — right|eous «RY chuhs», adjective. 1. doing right; virtuous; behaving justly: »a righteous man. SYNONYM(S): upright, just. 2. proper, just, or right, especially morally right or justifiable: »righteous anger, a righteous cause. He was stirred by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • right|eous — «RY chuhs», adjective. 1. doing right; virtuous; behaving justly: »a righteous man. SYNONYM(S): upright, just. 2. proper, just, or right, especially morally right or justifiable: »righteous anger, a righteous cause. He was stirred by righteous… …   Useful english dictionary

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