From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
-hood is an English suffix that means a "state or condition of" or a group sharing a certain characteristic. Examples include childhood and falsehood.
It gives you an idea...with the -hood as Deafhood after reading all the words on the list. Good luck!
Adulthood- The state and responsibilities of a person who has attained maturity
Brotherhood- People engaged in a particular occupation; “the medical fraternity”
Buddhahood- I couldn’t find in a dictionary. You can guess what it is.
Childhood - the time of person’s life when they are a child
Falsehood- a willful act of falsifying; a false statement
Fatherhood- I guess that it’s the state and responsibilities of a father who has experienced.
Godhood- It can be the Godhead or it can be a divine nature.
Knighthood- Aristocrats holding the rank of knight.
Likelihood- the state or fact of being likely.
Manhood- The state of being a man; manly qualities
Motherhood-the same way with Fatherhood.
Neighbourhood-a surrounding or nearby region; people living near one another
Parenthood- the state of being a parent
Personhood- being a person: “finding her own personhood as a campus activist”
Priesthood- the body of ordained religious practitioners.
Sainthood- saints collectively
Sisterhood- the same way with brotherhood.
Statehood- I couldn’t find in a dictionary. You probably figure out what it means.
Womanhood- The state of being a woman; womanly qualities; women as a class; “it’s an insult to American womanhood”, “woman is the glory of creation”
You can assume Deafhood means a Deaf unity. It's also an individual as the state of being Deaf and a Deaf journey.
Deafhood means a process, a journey for all Deaf people. It is not a measurement who is Deaf and who is not. It is a process of becoming the best Deaf human being one can become. It's from Genie Gertz in the link: http://www.scun.edu/~patrickb/DH/DH.html
I hope to go to Deafhood conferences in the short future. I'm going to get the book, "Understanding Deaf Culture: In the Search of Deafhood," by Dr. Paddy Ladd. It’s my passion of learning Deafhood!