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The suffix -ichheid derives nouns from adjectives. An example is the adjective swiet sweet, from which we can form swietichheid sweets. The suffix is closely related to -ens and -heid. Within this triple, -ichheid stands out by primarily designating a collective reading. Furthermore, it may take over the role of -heid after stressed syllables.


For expository reasons, the suffixes -ens, -heid and -ichheid are dealt with in more detail in a combined topic -heid, -ens and -ichheid.

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