◌וּת suff. forming abstract nouns, as in פְּדוּת (= separation, redemption), יֵלְדוּת (= childhood). Usually rendered by one of the suffixes –dom, –ery, –hood, –ness, –ty. Related to Akka. ūtu, e.g. in ridūtu (= dominion), Aram. ◌וּת, Aram.–Syr. ◌וּתָא (as in מַלְכוּתָא). In Aram., in PBH and sometimes also in Biblical Hebrew, this suff. often serves to form verbal nouns of the derived conjugations; cp. e.g. הַשְׁמָעוּת (= causing to hear; Ezek. 24:26), הִתְחַבְּרוּת (= joining; Dan. 11:23). In Arab. suff. – ūt occurs in loan words from the North Semitic languages and in a few words formed through analogy; cp. e.g. malkūt (= kingdom), jabarūt, jubrūt (= omnipotence, power, tyranny). cp. suff. ◌יּוּת and ◌ָנוּת.