Etymology
Advertisement
-ous 
word-forming element making adjectives from nouns, meaning "having, full of, having to do with, doing, inclined to," from Old French -ous, -eux, from Latin -osus (compare -ose (1)). In chemistry, "having a lower valence than forms expressed in -ic."
Related entries & more 
Advertisement
-spirited 
"having a spirit (of a specified type)," from spirit (n.).
Related entries & more 
-headed 
"having a head" (of a specified kind); see head (n.).
Related entries & more 
-minded 
"having a mind" (of a certain type), from mind (n.).
Related entries & more 
-eyed 
in compounds, "having eyes" (of a specified kind), by c. 1300, from eye (n.).
Related entries & more 
Advertisement
-handed 
in compounds, "having hands" (of a certain type), mid-14c., from hand (n.). Related: -handedness; -handedly.
Related entries & more 
-ose (1)
word-forming element used to make adjectives from nouns, with the meaning "full of, abounding in, having qualities of," from Latin -osus (see -ous).
Related entries & more 
equi- 
before vowels equ-, word-forming element meaning "equal, having equal," from Latin aequi-, combining form of aequus "equal, even" (see equal (adj.)).
Related entries & more 
-centric 
word-forming element meaning "having a center (of a certain kind); centered on," from Latinized form of Greek kentrikos "pertaining to a center," from kentron (see center (n.)).
Related entries & more 
-phane 

word-forming element meaning "having the appearance of," from Greek -phanes, from phainein "bring to light, cause to appear, show," phainesthai "to appear" (from PIE root *bha- (1) "to shine").

Related entries & more