See also: hood, Hood, and 'hood

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From Middle English -hod, from Old English -hād, from Proto-Germanic *haiduz (compare -head). Cognate with German -heit, -keit, Dutch -heid, Afrikaans -heid, Swedish -het, Elfdalian -iet, Norwegian Bokmål -het, Norwegian Nynorsk -heit, Danish -hed. The Swedish, Elfdalian, Norwegian and Danish endings were borrowed from Middle Low German.

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  1. A substantive suffix denoting a condition or state of being.
    child - childhood
  2. A substantive suffix denoting a group sharing a specified condition or state.
    brother - brotherhood
    neighbour - neighbourhood

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  1. Alternative form of -hede