-eus

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See also: eus and EU-s

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the French -eux, from the Latin -ōsus.

Suffix[edit]

-eus

  1. suffix used to form adjectives
    ambitieambitieus

Derived terms[edit]



Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *-e- + *-yós. Confer with its adoption through Ancient Greek (Etymology 2).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-eus m ‎(feminine -ea, neuter -eum); first/second declension

  1. (with materials) Used to form adjectives from nouns, to indicate the source of an attribute.
    argentum ‎(silver) → argenteus ‎(made of silver)
    ferrum ‎(iron) → ferreus ‎(made of iron)
    marmor ‎(marble) → marmoreus ‎(made of marble)
    pīnus ‎(pine tree) → pīneus ‎(made of pine)
Declension[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -eus -ea -eum -eī -eae -ea
genitive -eī -eae -eī -eōrum -eārum -eōrum
dative -eō -eō -eīs
accusative -eum -eam -eum -eōs -eās -ea
ablative -eō -eā -eō -eīs
vocative -ee -ea -eum -eī -eae -ea
Derived terms[edit]


Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ēus m ‎(feminine -ēa, neuter -ēum); first/second declension

  1. In adopted Greek words, surviving thus or as -īvus.
    mūsēum (μουσεῖον ‎(mouseîon), cf. mūsīvum from the same source)
Declension[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -ēus -ēa -ēum -ēī -ēae -ēa
genitive -ēī -ēae -ēī -ēōrum -ēārum -ēōrum
dative -ēō -ēō -ēīs
accusative -ēum -ēam -ēum -ēōs -ēās -ēa
ablative -ēō -ēā -ēō -ēīs
vocative -ēe -ēa -ēum -ēī -ēae -ēa

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Old French[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-eus

  1. Alternative form of -us