Elizabethan Language Handout and Worksheet

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Unformatted text preview: Mr. Doyon English 1 Elizabethan Vocabulary List Here are some common words that you will encounter in your reading of Shakespeare. To their right are modern words that mean essentially the same thing. Use this as a thesaurus to help translate the play’s words when you need help. alack – expressing regret anon – until later / soon art – are aught – nothing aye – yes canst – can dost / doth – does e’en – evening e’er – ever ere – before fair – beautiful fare-the-well – goodbye fie – scolding / a curse (like “shoot”) forsooth – indeed gall – irritate go to – get going haply – maybe / perhaps happy – fortunate hark - listen hast / hath – has hence – away / from here hie – hasten / hurry hither – here knave – rascal marry – indeed / expressing surprise mayhap – maybe / perchance morrow – day nay – no naught – nothing ne’er – never o’er – over oft – often prithee / pray – please query – inquire quoth – said take care – be careful...
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