William Shakespeare Language, Vocabulary and Dictionary
William Shakespeare Dictionary
ICE-BROOK an icy-cold brook I'FECKS a euphemism in faith IMAGE representation IMBARE to bare, lay open IMMEDIACY close connexion IMMOMENT unimportant IMP to graft. to splice a falcon's broken feathers IMP a scion, a child IMPAWN to stake, compromise IMPEACH to bring into question IMPERCEIVERANT perception IMPETICOS to pocket IMPORTANCE importunity IMPORTANT importunate IMPORTING significant IMPOSE imposition, meaning command or task imposed upon any one IMPOSITIONS command IMPRESE a device with a motto IMPRESS to compel to serve INCAPABLE unconscious INCARNARDINE to dye red INCENSED incited, egged on INCH-MEAL by inch-meal, by portions of inches INCLINING compliant INCLIP to embrace INCLUDE conclude INCONY fine, delicate INCORRECT ill-regulated INDENT to compound or bargain
INDEX a preface INDIFFERENT ordinary INDIGEST disordered INDITE to invite, to convict INDUCTION introduction, beginning INDURANCE delay INGRAFT to engraff, engrafted INHERIT to possess INHOOPED penned up in hoops INKHORN-MATE a contemptuous term for a man of learning INKLE narrow tape INLAND civilized, well-educated INLY inward INLY inwardly INQUISITION enquiry INSCONCE to arm, fortify INSTANCE example, information, reason, proof INTENDING regarding INTENDMENT intention INTENTIVELY attentively INTERESSED allied INTERMISSION pause, delay INTRENCHMENT not capable of being cut INTRINSE intricate INTRINSICATE intricate INVENTION imagination INWARD an intimate friend INWARDNESS intimacy IRREGULOUS lawless, licentious ITERATION reiteration
Interpreting Elizabethan / Shakespearean Manuscripts and Original Documents
Vital, but little known, information about the Elizabethan alphabet is essential when looking at copies of original manuscripts of the period - examples of which can be found in Shakespeare's ' First Folio '. Learning the alphabet used during the Elizabethan era will no doubt clarify many questions that the differences of the Tudor / Elizabethan alphabet have raised such as "Couldn't Elizabethans spell properly?" and "Why is there so much confusion with the letters 'u' and 'v' and 'i' and 'j' ?Shakespeare translations and understanding the real meanings behind some of the Shakespeare language in the great plays and sonnets can be difficult. And this is hardly surprising when the expressions and their meanings have been obsolete since the Elizabethan era!