Picture of the Letter F
 

Letter F

  • Elizabethan online dictionary containing words beginning with the Letter F
  • Interesting facts, information and meanings of Old English words beginning with the Letter F
  • The old English Letter F

Picture of the Letter F

Letter F

 

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

 
 
 

Picture of the Letter F
An old style Letter F

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter F
The following dictionary contains old Elizabethan words and their meanings beginning with Letter F. If you find some words amusing click the following link to have FUN with some insults from the Elizabethan Era.   Shakespearean Insults Generator

 
   

Elizabethan Words beginning with the
Letter
F

   
FACINOROUS 
wicked 
FACT 
guilt 
FACTIOUS 
instant, importunate 
FACULTY 
essential virtue or power 
FADGE 
to suit 
FADING 
a kind of ending to a song 
  FAIN 
glad 
FAIR 
beauty 
FAITOR 
a traitor 
FAll 
to let fall 
FALLOW 
fawn-coloured 
FALSING 
deceptive 
  FANCY-FREE 
single,untouched by love 
FANG 
to seize in the teeth 
FANTASTIC 
a fantastical person 
FAP 
drunk 
FARCED 
stuffed 
FARDEL 
a burden 
 

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter F

 
FARTUOUS 
used ridiculously for ' virtuous.' 
FAST 
assuredly, unalterably 
FAT 
dull 
FAVOUR 
countenance
FEAT 
dexterous, to make fine 
FEATER 
neatly 
FEATLY 
nimbly, daintily 
  FEATURE 
beauty 
FEDERARY 
confederate 
FEEDER 
agent, servant 
FEE-GRIEF 
a grief held
FEERE 
a companion, husband 
FEHEMENTLY 
used ridiculously for 'vehemently.' 
FELL 
the hide 
 
 

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter F

 
FENCE 
art or skill in defence 
FEODARY 
one who holds an estate by suit or service to a superior lord, one who acts under 
the direction of another 
FESTER 
to rankle, grow virulent 
FESTINATELY 
quickly 
FET 
fetched 
FICO 
a fig 
FIELDED 
in the field of battle 
FIG 
to insult 
FIGHTS 
clothes hung round a ship to conceal the men from the enemy 
FILE 
a list or catalogue or to smooth
FILL-HORSE 
shaft-horse 
  FILLS 
the shafts 
FILTH 
a whore 
FINE 
end 
FINELESS 
endless 
FIRAGO 
ridiculously used for 'Virago.' 
FIRE-DRAKE 
Will o' the Wisp 
FIRE-NEW 
with the glitter of novelty on, like newly- forged metal 
FIRK 
to chastise 
FIT 
a canto or division of a song or a trick or habit 
FITCHEW 
a polecat 
FIVES 
a disease incident to horses 
FLAP-DRAGON 
raisins in burning brandy
FLAP-JACK 
a pan-cake 
  FLAT 
certain 
FLATNESS 
lowness, depth 
FLAW 
a gust of wind sudden emotion, or to make a flaw in, to break 
FLECKED 
spotted, streaked 
FLEET 
to float To pass away to pass the time 
FLEETING 
inconstant, swift 
FLESHMENT 
the act of fleshing the sword, hence the first feat of arms 
FLEWED 
furnished with hanging lips, as hounds are 
FLIGHT 
a particular mode of practising archery 
FLIRT-GILL 
a light woman 
FLOTE 
wave, sea 
FLOURISH 
an ornament 
 

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter F

 
FLUSH 
fresh, full of vigour 
FOIL 
defeat, disadvantage 
FOIN 
to fence, fight 
FOISON 
plenty 
FOND 
foolishly affectionate 
FOOT-CLOTH 
a saddle-cloth hanging down to the ground 
FORBID 
accursed, outlawed 
  FORBODE 
forbidden 
FORCE 
to stuff, for 'farce.' 
FORCED 
falsely attributed 
FORDO 
to kill, destroy To weary 
FOREIGN 
obliged to live abroad 
FOREPAST 
former 
FORESLOW 
to delay 
 
 

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter F

 
FORFEND 
to forbid 
FORGETIVE 
inventive 
FORKED 
horned 
FORSPEAK 
to speak against 
FORSPENT 
exhausted, weary 
FORTHRIGHT 
a straight path
FORWEARY 
to weary, exhaust 
FOSSET-SELLER 
one who sells the pipes inserted into a vessel to give vent to liquor
FOX 
a sword
FOX-SHIP 
the cunning of the fox
  FRAMPOLD 
peevish, unquiet 
FRANK 
the feeding place of swine 
FRANKED 
confined 
FRANKLIN 
a freeholder, a small squire 
FRAUGHT 
freighted 
FRAUGHTAGE 
freight 
FRAUGHTING 
to fraught. loading or constituting the cargo of a ship 
FRESH 
a spring of fresh water 
FRET 
the stop of a guitar 
FRET 
to wear away To variegate 
  FRIPPERY 
an old-clothes shop 
FRONT 
to affront, oppose 
FRONTIER 
opposition 
FRONTLET 
that which is worn on the forehead 
FRUSH 
to break or bruise 
FUB OFF 
to put off 
FULLAM 
a loaded die 
FULSOME 
lustful 
FURNISHED 
equipped 
FURNITOR 
furnitory, an herb
 

Interesting examples of Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter F

The above examples of old Elizabethan words beginning with Letter F are fascinating. The language and vocabulary had not been formalised in the Elizabethan era. New words, some beginning with the Letter F were still being invented. Elizabethan dictionaries were not available - it was not possible to look up the spellings or meanings of Elizabethan words beginning with the Letter F . Old Elizabethan words were therefore spelt and written in a variety of different formats. The above online dictionary containing old Elizabethan words beginning with the Letter F provide a valuable reference source when studying the literary works and plays of famous Elizabethan authors such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.

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 Online Dictionary
Elizabethan Language
Elizabethan Insults
Elizabethan Education - Schools and Universities

 

Letter F

  • Elizabethan online dictionary containing words beginning with the Letter F
  • Interesting facts, information and meanings of Old English words beginning with the Letter F
  • The old English Letter F
  • Elizabethan online dictionary containing words beginning with the Letter F
  • The old English Letter F

 
 

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