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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, Dutch/Afrikaans -heid, Swedish -het, Norwegian -het/-heit, Danish -hed. The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish endings were borrowed from West Germanic.

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-hood

  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
    neighbor - neighborhood

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