See also: heid and Heid

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch -heid, from Middle Dutch -heit, from Old Dutch -heid, from Proto-Germanic *haiduz.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-heid (plural -hede)

  1. -ness, -ity, -hood; forms nouns from adjectives, denoting the abstract quality of the adjective.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch -heit, from Old Dutch -heid, from Proto-Germanic *haiduz. Cognate with German -heit, English -hood.[1]

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-heid f (plural -heden)

  1. -ness, -ity; forms nouns from adjectives, denoting the abstract quality of the adjective.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: -heid

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)