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Letter X

Picture of the Letter X

Picture of the Letter X

The Letter X

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

Picture of the Letter X
An old style Letter X

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

XANTHIPPE 
Socrate's scolding wife 

YARE 
ready, being understood 
YARELY 
readily 
YAW 
out of control 

Y-CLAD 
clad 
Y-CLEPED 
called, named
YEARN 
to grieve, vex 
YELLOWNESS 
jealousy 

YELLOWS 
a disease of horses 
YEOMAN 
a sheriff's officer 
YIELD 
to reward To report 

ZANY 
a clown, gull

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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