-hood
-hood -hood [OE. hod, had, hed, hede, etc., person, rank, order, condition, AS. h[=a]d; akin to OS. h[=e]d, OHG. heit, G. -heit, D. -heid, Goth. haidus manner; cf. Skr. k[=e]tu brightness, cit to appear, be noticeable, notice. [root]217. Cf. {-head}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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