What is the suffix "heid" exactly?
In meerderheid and hoeveeleid for example what does 'heid' do to these words?
I think it has the same function as "-ity" majority-meerderheid, quantity-hoeveelheid, responsibility-verantwoordelijkheid, equality-gelijkheid
Right: It's just an ending used to form a new noun. It's cognate with the English -hood (e.g. neighborhood, likelihood) and the German -heit (e.g. Vergangenheit, Freiheit).
does meerder exist as a word? and if so what does it mean?
what's the difference between meerderheid, and merendeel? I put het merendeel and it was marked wrong