Middle English from Latin cōpiōsusfromcōpiaabundanceop- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English, from Latincopiosus, copia (“abundance”), from Latinco- + ops (“wealth”) + -osus (“full of”).
Copious Sentence Examples
Jackson wrote copious notes.
She held up her pad of copious notes.
Martha had continued to take copious notes on each and every case.
He was yards behind and took copious notes.
It is odd that this irregular poem, with its copious and varied music, its splendid sweep of emotion, its unfailing richness of texture - this poem in which Tennyson rises to heights of human sympathy and intuition which he reached nowhere else, should have been received with bitter hostility, have been styled "the dead level of prose run mad," and have been reproved more absurdly still for its "rampant and rabid bloodthirstiness of soul."