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timeous

[tahy-muh s] /ˈtaɪ məs/
adjective, Chiefly Scot.
1.
timely; sufficiently early.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; time + -ous; replacing late Middle English (Scots) tymys (see -ish1)
Related forms
timeously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for timeous

timeous

/ˈtaɪməs/
adjective
1.
(Scot) in good time; sufficiently early: a timeous warning
Derived Forms
timeously, adverb
Word Origin
C15: Scottish; see time, -ous
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Word Origin and History for timeous
adj.

"timely," late 15c., from time (n.) + -ous. Related: Timeously.

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