evenhood

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, equivalent to even +‎ -hood.

Noun[edit]

evenhood (plural evenhoods)

  1. (rare or obsolete) Equality; equity; justice.

References[edit]

  • Compare: “†ˈevenhead, ˈevenhood” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]
  • Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, Sir William Alexander Craigie, Charles Talbut Onions, A new English dictionary on historical principles, †evenhead, evenhood.
  • evenhood in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the assumed Old English etymon *efenhād, from efen (even) + hād (rank) (the ultimate source of both -head and -hood; compare -hād).

Noun[edit]

evenhood

  1. (uncountable) Equality; equal dignity, rank, or standing.
  2. (countable) One of equal rank; an equal, a peer, an equivalent.
  3. (uncountable) Evenness...
    1. ...of treatment; impartiality, equity, fairness.
    2. ...of mind; mental balance or equilibrium.