-hed

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See also: hed and he'd

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare English -hood, -head.

Suffix[edit]

-hed

  1. Used to form abstract nouns from adjectives; function is similar to -ty and -ness.

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Usage notes[edit]

Formed nouns are of common gender and inflect as: -hed, -heden, -heder, -hederne (assuming countability).


Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *haiduz(state, condition) (originally a noun, represented by Old Saxon hēd). Cognate with Old English -hād, Dutch -heid, Old High German -heit (German -heit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-hēd

  1. forming nouns of condition or quality, from nouns or adjectives
    giwunohēd "habit"

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