William Shakespeare Language, Vocabulary and Dictionary
William Shakespeare Dictionary
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!