L. pi-us, dutiful, pious + L. -ōs-us, abounding in, full of, characterized by, of the nature of.
- Righteous; dutiful; obedient; faithful; devoted; respectful; reverent; religious; [fig.] prayerful; worshipful; kneeling in prayer.
- Meek; humble; submissive; abject; pitiful; pathetic.
see pious, adj.
- Religiously; devotedly; faithfully; loyally; in a dedicated manner.