-us etymology

Finnish word -us comes from Finnish -s

Detailed word origin of -us

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-s Finnish (fin) Forms ordinal numbers from cardinal numbers, or ordinal pronouns. (case suffix, colloquial, or, dialectal) (enclitic) Mainly in informal contexts: a particle appended to an interrogative suffix -ko/-kö of the verb conjugated (also -kö with the negation verb) in order to bring the conversation partner or a person outside the conversation, talked about, emotionally closer to the speaker, or to [...]
-us Finnish (fin) Forms nouns from verbs, describing an action or event.. Forms nouns, indicating resemblance or association.

Words with the same origin as -us

Descendants of -s
-pa -pas aines biljoonas entäs jopa jopa niin jopas jospa juopa kahdes kasvis kunpa kvadriljoonas niinpä nollas olipa kerran sadas teräksinen teräs teräsbetoni teräsjää tokkopa vahas yhdes