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definition of the word -dom

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From Middle English -dom from Old English -dōm from dōm "judgement, state, condition, authority, jurisdiction". More at doom

-dom

  1. Belonging to a domain or jurisdiction.
  2. Condition or quality.


From Middle Dutch -dom < Old Dutch -duom. Cognate with English -dom, German -tum.[1]

-dom

  1. belonging to a domain or territory (e.g. groothertogdom (grandduchy); this sense is no longer productive)
  2. quality or condition of the adjective stem (e.g. eigendom less productive than suffixes like -heid)

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

From Old Norse -dómr

-dom

  1. Suffix used to form nouns out of adjectives, meaning the quality, property or condition of the adjective.


Old English -dōm from dōm "state, condition, authority, jurisdiction".

-dom

  1. Belonging to a domain or jurisdiction.
  2. Condition or quality.

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