William Shakespeare Language, Vocabulary and Dictionary
William Shakespeare Dictionary
UMBERED stained, dark, as with umber UNANELED without extreme unction UNBARBED untrimmed UNBATED unblunted UNBOLT to disclose UNBOLTED unsifted, unrefined UNBREATHED unpractised UNCAPE to throw off the hounds UNCHARGED undefended, applied to the gates of a city UNCLEW to unravel, undo UNCOINED unalloyed, unfeigned UNDERGO to undertake UNDERTAKER one who takes up another's quarrel UNDER-WROUGHT undermined UNEATH hardly UNEXPRESSIVE inexpressible UNFAIR to deprive of beauty UNHAPPILY censoriously UNHAPPY mischievous UNHATCHED undisclosed UNHOUSELED without receiving the sacrament UNIMPROVED unreproved UNION a pearl
UNJUST dishonest UNKIND unnatural UNLIVED bereft of life UNMANNED untamed, applied to a hawk UNOWED unowned UNPREGNANT stupid UNPROPER common to all UNQUESTIONABLE not inquisitive UNREADY undressed UNRESPECTIVE inconsiderate UNSISTING unresting UNSTANCHED incontinent UNTEMPERING unsoftening UNTENTED unsearchable UNTRADED unused, uncommon UNTRIMMED no ornaments UPSPRING REEL a boisterous dance URCHIN the hedge-hog USANCE usury USE interest UTIS riotous merriment, which accompanied the eighth day of a festival UTTER to expel, put forth UTTERANCE extremity
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' ?" Comprehensive information regarding the Elizabethan alphabet can be accessed via the following link and will prove a useful addition to the details provided in the Shakespearean Dictionary.