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Letter T

Picture of the Letter T

Picture of the Letter T

The Letter T

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

Picture of the Letter T
An old style Letter T

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

TABLE 
a tablet, note-book 
TABLE-BOOK 
note-book 
TABLES 
the game of backgammon, a note-book 
TABOUR 
a small side-drum 
TABOURER 
a player on the tabour 
TABOURINE 
tambourine, drum 

TAG 
the rabble 
TAINT 
tainted 
TAINTURE 
defilement 
TAKE 
to infect, blast, bewitch 
TAKE IN 
to conquer 
TAKE OUT 
to copy 

TAKE UP 
to borrow money, or buy on credit, to make up a quarrel 
TAKING 
infection, malignant influence 
TAKING UP 
buying on credit 
TALE 
counting, reckoning 
TALL 
strong, valiant 
TALLOW-CATCH 
a lump of tallow 
TANG 
twang, sound 
TANG 
to sound 
TANLING 
anything tanned by the sun 
TARRE 
to excite, urge on 
TARRIANCE 
delay 
TASK 
to tax, challenge 
TASKING 
challenging 

TASTE 
to try 
TAWDRY-LACE 
a rustic necklace 
TAXATION 
satire, sarcasm 
TAXING 
satire 
TEEN 
grief 
TELL 
to count 
TEMPER 
to mix 
TEMPERANCE 
temperature 
TEMPERED 
mixed 
TEND 
to attend to 
TENDER 
to hold, to esteem, to have consideration for 
TENT 
a probe for searching a wound 
TERCEL 
the male of the goshawk 
TERMAGANT 
a ranting character in old plays 
TESTED 
pure, assayed 
TESTERN 
to reward with a tester, or six-pence 
THARBOROUGH 
a constable 
THEORICK 
theory 
THEWES 
sinews, muscles 
THICK 
rapidly 

THICK-PLEACHED 
thickly intertwined 
THIRD-BOROUGH 
a constable 
THOUGHT 
anxiety, grief
THRASONICAL 
boastful 
THREE-MAN BEETLE 
a wooden mallet worked by three men 
THREE-MAN-SONG-MEN 
singers of glees in three parts 
THREE-PILE 
three-piled velvet 
THRENE 
lament
THRID 
thread, fibre 
THROE 
to put in agonies 
THRUM 
the tufted end of a thread in weaving 
THRUMMED 
made od coarse ends or tufts 
TICKLE 
ticklish 

TIGHT 
nimble, active 
TIGHTLY 
briskly, promptly 
TIKE 
a cur 
TILLY-VALLY 
an exclamation of contempt 
TILTH 
tillage 
TIMELESS 
untimely 
TINCT 
stain, dye 
TIRE 
attire, head-dress 
TANG 
twang, sound 
TOD 
to yield a tod of wool 
TOKENED 
marked with plague spots 
TOKENS 
plague spots 
TOLL 
to exact toll, to pay toll 
TOO TOO 
excessively 
TOPLESS 
supreme, without superior 
TOUCH 
touchstone for testing gold
TOUCHED 
pricked 
TOUSE 
to pull, drag 
TOWARD 
nearly ready 
TOYS 
trifles, foolish tricks 

TRADE 
beaten path 
TRANECT 
a ferry 
TRANSLATED 
transformed 
TRASH 
to cheque, as a huntsman his hounds 
TRAVAIL 
labour, toil 
TRAY-TRIP 
an old game played with dice 
TREACHERS 
traitors 
TREATIES 
entreaties 
TRENCHED 
carved 
TRICK 
technically, a copy of a coat of arms
TRICKED 
blazoned 
TRICKING 
ornament 
TRICKSY 
elegantly quaint 
TRIPLE 
third 

TROJAN 
a thief 
TROL-MY-DAMES 
the name of a game also called pigeon-holes 
TROTH-PLIGHT 
betrothed 
TROW 
to trust, think 
TRUE 
honest 
TRUNDLE-TAIL 
a long-tailed dog 
TUCKET-SONANCE 
a flourish on the trumpet 
TUNDISH 
a funnel 

TURLYGOOD 
a name adopted by bedlam-beggars 
TURN 
to modulate 
TWANGLING 
twanging 
TWIGGEN 
made of twigs, wicker 
TWILLED 
Retained by woven branches 
TWINK 
a twinkling 
TWIRE 
to peep, twinkle

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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