Webster 1913 Edition
hede, etc., person, rank, order, condition, AS.
hād; akin to OS.
haidusmanner; cf. Skr.
citto appear, be noticeable, notice. √217. Cf.
A termination denoting state, condition, quality, character, totality, as in manhood, childhood, knighthood, brotherhood. Sometimes it is written, chiefly in obsolete words, in the form -head.
- A substantive suffix denoting a condition or state of being.
- child - childhood
- A substantive suffix denoting a group sharing a specified condition or state.
- brother - brotherhood
- neighbor - neighborhood
- -head (obsolete)
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other terms ending in -hood
condition or state