-heid

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-heid f (plural -heden)

  1. Converts an adjective into a noun and usually denotes an abstract quality of the adjectival root. It is often equivalent to the English suffix -ity, -ness or -tion but is cognate with the English suffix -hood.

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References[edit]

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