timeous

[ tahy-muhs ]
/ ˈtaɪ məs /

adjective Chiefly Scot.

timely; sufficiently early.

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Origin of timeous

1425–75; time + -ous; replacing late Middle English (Scots ) tymys (see -ish1)

OTHER WORDS FROM timeous

time·ous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for timeous

timeous
/ (ˈtaɪməs) /

adjective

Scot in good time; sufficiently earlya timeous warning

Derived forms of timeous

timeously, adverb

Word Origin for timeous

C15: Scottish; see time, -ous
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