Meaning of -SHIP in English

-SHIP

a native English suffix of nouns denoting condition, character, office, skill, etc.: clerkship; friendship; statesmanship.

[ ME, OE -scipe; akin to SHAPE; c. dial. Fris, dial. D schip ]

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