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Letter E

Picture of the Letter E

Picture of the Letter E

The Letter E

The Elizabethan alphabet contained just 24 old English letters as opposed to the 26 letters used in the modern English alphabet. The following picture of the Letter E of the modern English alphabet is depicted in an ornate style typical of those used with old English letters.

.Picture of the Letter E
An old style Letter E

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter E
The following dictionary contains old Elizabethan words and their meanings beginning with Letter E. If you find some words amusing click the following link to have FUN with some insults from the Shakespearean Insults Generator .  

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter E

EAGER 
sour, harsh
EANLING 
a yeanling, a lamb 
EAR 
to plough 
ECHE 
to eke out 
EFT 
ready, convenient 
EISEL 
vinegar 

ELD 
old age 
EMBOSSED 
swollen into protuberances
EMBOWELLED 
disembowelled, emptied 
EMBRASURE 
embrace 
EMINENCE 
exalted station 
EMPERY 
empire 

EMULATION 
jealousy, mutiny 
EMULOUS 
jealous 
ENCAVE 
to place oneself in a cave 
END 
'Still an end,' continually for ever 
ENFEOFF 
to place in possession
ENGINE 
a machine of war 
ENGLUT 
to swallow speedily 
ENGROSS 
to make gross or fat 
ENGROSSMENT 
immoderate acquisition 
ENKINDLE 
to make keen 
ENMEW 
to shut up, as a hawk is shut up in a mew 
ENSCONCE 
to cover as with a fort 
ENSEAMED 
fat, rank 

ENSHIELD 
hidden 
ENTREATMENTS 
interviews, pleas 
EQUIPAGE 
attendance 
EREWHILE 
a short time since 
ESCOT 
to pay a man's reckoning, to maintain 
ESPERANCE 
hope, used as a war-cry 
ESPIAL 
a scout or spy
ESTIMATION 
conjecture 
ETERNE 
eternal 
EVEN 
to equal 
EXAMINE 
to question 
EXECUTOR 
an executioner 
EXEMPT 
excluded 
EXERCISE 
a religious service 
EXHALE 
to hale or draw out to draw the sword 
EXHIBITION 
allowance, pension 
EXIGENT 
death, ending 
EXION 
ridiculously used for 'action.' 
EXPECT 
expectation 
EXPEDIENCE 
expedition, undertaking haste 
EXPEDIENT 
expeditious, swift 
EXPIATE 
completed 
EXPOSTULATE 
to expound, discuss 
EXPOSTURE 
exposure 
EXPULSE 
to expel 
EXSUFFICATE 
contemptible 
EXTEND 
to seize 
EXTENT 
a seizure 
EXTERN 
outward 
EXTIRP 
to extirpate 
EXTRACTING 
distracting 
EXTRAUGHT 
extracted, descended 
EXTRAVAGANT 
foreign, wandering 
EYAS 
a nestling hawk 
EYAS-MUSKET 
a nestling of the musket or merlin, the smallest species of British hawk 
EYE 
a glance
EYE 
a shade of colour, as in shot silk
EYNE
eyes

Elizabethan Language Guide - An Elizabethan Online Dictionary
Click the following links to access more information about the old English Elizabethan Language and the Elizabethan Online Dictionary for an easy to follow Elizabethan language guide.

Elizabethan Language
Elizabethan Insults
Elizabethan Education - Schools and Universities
Elizabethan Dictionary
Elizabethan Era Index

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