William Shakespeare Language, Vocabulary and Dictionary
William Shakespeare Dictionary
XANTHIPPE Socrate's scolding wife
YARE ready, being understood YARELY readily YAW out of control Y-CLAD clad Y-CLEPED called, named
YEARN to grieve, vex YELLOWNESS jealousy YELLOWS a disease of horses YEOMAN a sheriff's officer YIELD to reward To report
ZANY a clown, gull
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!