-eous

adjective suffix
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of -eous

: like : resembling : of the nature of
  • aqeous
  • vitreous

Origin and Etymology of -eous

Latin -eus (going back to Indo-European *-ei̯os, whence also Greek (Homeric) -eos "composed of, of the nature of," Sanskrit -ayaḥ) + -ous


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