[tahy-muh s]

adjective Chiefly Scot.

timely; sufficiently early.

Origin of timeous

1425–75; time + -ous; replacing late Middle English (Scots) tymys (see -ish1)
Related formstime·ous·ly, adverb
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Scot in good time; sufficiently earlya timeous warning
Derived Formstimeously, adverb

Word Origin for timeous

C15: Scottish; see time, -ous
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Word Origin and History for timeous

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

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