adjective suffix \ēəs, yəs; or əs when the e influences the pronunciation of the preceding consonant as in “Cretaceous”\

Definition of -eous

  1. :  like :  resembling :  of the nature of aqueous vitreous

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Origin and Etymology of -eous

Latin -eus composed of, of the nature of or resembling (a specified substance); akin to Greek -eos composed of, Sanskrit -aya

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