sensuous etymology

English word sensuous comes from Latin sensus, English -ous

Detailed word origin of sensuous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sensus Latin (lat) (poetic) understanding, reason. A feeling, sentiment. Perception, capability of feeling, ability to perceive.
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
sensuous English (eng) (not comparable) Of or relating to the senses; sensory.. Appealing to the senses, or to sensual gratification.

Words with the same origin as sensuous

Descendants of sensus
sans sensation sense sensory sensual sins
Descendants of -ous
advantageous analogy autonomous cancerous courageous courteous delirious flirtatious gorge gorgeous incestuous instantaneous miscellaneous momentous monotonous murderous nauseous outrageous poisonous simultaneous spontaneous squeamish synonymous thunderous