a native English suffix meaning “state of being” (godhead; maidenhead ), occurring in words now mostly archaic or obsolete, many being superseded by forms in -hood.

Middle English -hede, Old English *-hǣdu, feminine of -hād -hood

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indicating a person having a preoccupation as specified: breadhead

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