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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

-hood \-hood\ [OE. hod, had, hed, hede, etc., person, rank,
   order, condition, AS. h[=a]d; akin to OS. h[=e]d, OHG. heit,
   G. -heit, D. -heid, Goth. haidus manner; cf. Skr. k[=e]tu
   brightness, cit to appear, be noticeable, notice. [root]217.
   Cf. {-head}.]
   A termination denoting state, condition, quality, character,
   totality, as in manhood, childhood, knighthood, brotherhood.
   Sometimes it is written, chiefly in obsolete words, in the
   form -head.