-hood

a native English suffix denoting state, condition, character, nature, etc., or a body of persons of a particular character or class, formerly used in the formation of nouns: childhood; likelihood; knighthood; priesthood.
[ME -hode, -hod, OE -had (c. G -heit), special use of had condition, state, order, quality, rank]

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