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Letter H

Picture of the Letter H

Picture of the Letter H

The Letter H

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 H of the modern English alphabet is depicted in an ornate style typical of those used with old English letters.

Picture of the Letter H
An old style Letter H

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter H
The following dictionary contains old Elizabethan words and their meanings beginning with Letter H. 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 H

HACK 
to become common 
HAGGARD 
a wild or unreclaimed hawk 
HAG-SEED 
seed or offspring of a hag 
HAIR 
course, order, grain 
HALIDOM 
holiness, sanctification, Christian fellowship
HALL 
an open space to dance in 

HALLOWMAS 
All Hallows' Day 
HAP 
chance, fortune 
HAPPILY 
accidentally 
HARDIMENT 
defiance, brave deeds 
HARLOCK 
charlock, wild mustard 
HARRY 
to annoy, harass 

HAUNT 
company 
HAVING 
property, fortune 
HAVIOUR 
behavior 
HAY 
a term in fencing 
HEADY 
violent, headlong 
HEBENON 
henbane 
HEFT 
furnished with a handle: hence, metaphorically, finished off
HELM 
to steer, manage 
HENCE 
henceforward 
HENCHMAN 
a page or attendant 
HENT 
to seize, take 
HERMIT 
a beadsman, one bound to pray for another 

HEST 
command 
HIGHT 
called
HILD 
held 
HILDING 
a paltry fellow 
HINT 
suggestion 
HIREN 
a prostitute 
HIT 
to agree 
HOISE 
to hoist, heave up on high 
HOLP 
to help
HOME 
to the utmost 
HONEST 
chaste 
HONESTY 
chastity
HONEY-STALKS 
the red clover 
HOODMAN-BLIND 
the game now called blindman's-buff 

HORN-MAD 
brain-mad 
HOROLOGE 
a clock 
HOT-HOUSE 
a brothel 
HOX 
to hamstring
HUGGER-MUGGER 
secrecy 
HULL 
to drift on the sea like a wrecked ship 
HUMOROUS 
fitful, or, perhaps, hurried 

HUNT-COUNTER 
to follow the scent the wrong way 
HUNTS-UP 
a holla used in hunting when the game was on foot 
HURLY 
noise, confusion 
HURTLE 
to clash 
HURTLING 
noise, confusion 
HUSBANDRY 
frugality Management 
HUSWIFE 
a jilt

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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