a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek: Hyades.[ < Gk -es]-es2var. of -s2 in verbs ending in s, z, ch, sh, or post-consonantal y: passes; buzzes; pitches; dashes; studies.-es3var. 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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