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Letter Q

Picture of the Letter Q

Picture of the Letter Q

The Letter Q

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

Picture of the Letter Q
An old style Letter Q

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

QUAIL 
to faint, languid
QUAINT 
curiously beautiful 
QUAKE 
to cause to tremble 
QUALIFY 
to moderate 
QUALITY 
those of the same nature Rank or condition 
QUARREL 
a suit, cause 
QUARRY 
game, a heap of game 
QUART D'ECU 
a quarter crown 
QUARTER 
the post allotted to a soldier 

QUAT 
a pimple; used in contempt of a person 
QUEASY 
squeamish, unsettled 
QUELL 
murder 
QUENCH 
to grow cool 
QUERN 
a hand-mill
QUEST 
enquiry, search, inquest, jury 
QUESTRIST 
one who goes in search of another 
QUICK 
so far gone in pregnancy that the child is alive 
QUICKEN 
to come to life 

QUIDDIT 
a subtle question 
QUILLET 
a subtle case in law 
QUINTAIN 
a post for tilting
QUIP 
sharp jest, a taunt 
QUIRE 
to sing in concert 
QUIT 
to requite, respond 
QUITANCE 
requital 
QUIVER 
active 
QUOTE 
to note

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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