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QUAIL 
to faint,languid
QUAINT 
curiously beautiful 
QUAKE 
to cause to tremble 
QUALIFY 
to moderate 
QUALITY 
those of the same nature Rank or condition 
QUARREL 
a suit, cause 
QUARRY 
game, a heap of game 
QUART D'ECU 
a quarter crown 
QUARTER 
the post allotted to a soldier 
QUAT 
a pimple; used in contempt of a person 
QUEASY 
squeamish, unsettled 
QUELL 
murder 
QUENCH 
to grow cool 
QUERN 
a hand-mill
QUEST 
enquiry, search, inquest, jury 
QUESTRIST 
one who goes in search of another 
QUICK 
so far gone in pregnancy that the child is alive 
QUICKEN 
to come to life 
QUIDDIT 
a subtle question 
QUILLET 
a subtle case in law 
QUINTAIN 
a post for tilting
QUIP 
sharp jest, a taunt 
QUIRE 
to sing in concert 
QUIT 
to requite, respond 
QUITANCE 
requital 
QUIVER 
active 
QUOTE 
to note 

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!

William Shakespeare Education - the Elizabethan Alphabet - Differences only 24 letters - Deciphering manuscripts of the era

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