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-eous

1.
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 corresponding nouns ending in -ty2, (beauteous; courteous; hideous; homogeneous; plenteous; righteous).
Origin
< Latin -eus; see -ous
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-eous

suffix
1.
relating to or having the nature of: gaseous Compare -ious
Word Origin
from Latin -eus
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