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Letter V

Picture of the Letter V

Picture of the Letter V

The Letter V

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

Picture of the Letter V
An old style Letter V

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

VADE 
to fade 
VAIL 
to lower 
VAILING 
lowering 
VAINNESS 
vanity 
VALANCED 
adorned with a valence or fringe often applied to the beard 

VALIDITY 
value 
VANTAGE 
advantage 
VANTBRACE 
armour for the front of the arm 
VARLET 
a servant, valet 
VAST 
A gulf VASTIDITY 
immensity 

VASTLY 
like a waste 
VASTY 
vast, waste 
VAUNT 
precedes 
VAUNT-COURIERS 
forerunners 
VAWARD 
the van, vanguard, advanced guard of an army, the first of anything 
VEGETIVES 
herbs 
VELURE 
velvet 
VELVET-GUARDS 
literally velvet trimmings applied metaphorically to the citizens who wore them 
VENEW 
a bout in fencing, metaphorically applied to repartee and sallies of wit
VENEY 
a bout at fencing 
VENGE 
to avenge 

VENTAGES 
holes in a flute or flageolet 
VERBAL 
wordy 
VERY 
true, real 
VIA 
off with you. 
VICE 
to screw, the buffoon in old morality plays 
VIE 
to challenge, a term at cards, to play as for a wager 
VIEWLESS 
invisible 
VILLAIN 
a lowborn man 
VINEWED 
mouldy 
VIOL-DE-GAMBOYS 
a bass viol 
VIRGINALLING 
playing as on the virginals, a kind of a spinet

VIRTUE 
the essential excellence valour 
VIRTUOUS 
excellent, endowed with virtues 
VIZAMENT 
advisement 
VOLUBLE 
fickle

VOLUNTARY 
volunteer 
VOTARIST 
votary, one who has taken a vow 
VULGAR 
the common people 
VULGARLY 
publicly

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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