How To Spell eous?

Correct spelling: eous

What is the definition of eous?

  1. =L -eus+ -ous, forming adjj. meaning \'of the nature of\', as ligneous like wood; a few are f. L nn. direct (aqueous f. aqua); some add -OUS to -te (now -ty) as duteous, or are changed f. -tivous (bounteous f. F bontif); righteous, courteous, are by false anal.

What does the abbreviation eous mean?

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