a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek: Hyades.
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Origin of -es1
From the Greek suffix -es
Definition for -es (2 of 3)
variant of -s2 in verbs ending in s, z, ch, sh, or post-consonantal y: passes; buzzes; pitches; dashes; studies.
Definition for -es (3 of 3)
variant of -s3 in nouns ending in s, z, ch, sh, or post-consonantal y, and in nouns in f with v in the plural: losses; fuzzes; riches; ashes; babies; sheaves.
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British Dictionary definitions for -es
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