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Letter N

Picture of the Letter N

Picture of the Letter N

The Letter N

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

Picture of the Letter N
An old style Letter N

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

 NAPKIN 
a handkerchief 
NATURAL 
an idiot 
NAYWARD 
towards denial 
NAYWORD 
a catch-word, by-word 
NEB 
the beak 
NEELD 
a needle 
NEIF 
hand 
NEPHEW 
a grandson 

NETHER-STOCKS 
stockings 
NEXT 
nearest 
NICE 
foolish 
NICK 
score or reckoning, to brand with folly 
NIGHTED 
black as night 
NIGHT-RULE 
nightly solemnity 
NINE MEN'S MORRIS 
a place set apart for a Morris dance by nine men 
NINNY 
a fool, jester 

NOBILITY 
nobleness 
NOBLE 
a coin
NODDY 
a dolt 
NOOK-SHOTTEN 
indented with bays and creeks 
NOURISH 
a nurse 
NOVUM 
a game at dice 
NOWL 
head 
NUTHOOK 
a hook for pulling down nuts, hence a thief

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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