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Letter K

Picture of the Letter K

Picture of the Letter K

The Letter K

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

Picture of the Letter K
An old style Letter K

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

Interesting examples of Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter K

KAM 
crooked 
KECKSY 
hemlock 
KEECH 
a lump of tallow 
KEEL 
to skin 
KEEP 
to restrain 
KEISAR 
Caesar, Emperor 

KERN 
the foot soldiers of the Irish 
KIBE 
a chilblain 
KICKSHAW 
a made dish 
KICKSY WICKSY 
a wife, used in disdain
KILN-HOLE 
the ash-hole under a kiln
KINDLE 
to bring forth young - used only of beasts
KINDLESS 
unnatural 

KINDLY 
natural 
KIRTLE 
a gown 
KNAP 
to snap, crack 
KNAVE 
a boy, a serving-man 
KNOT 
a figure in garden beds 
KNOW 
to acknowledge 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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