Picture of the Letter M
 

Letter M

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

Picture of the Letter M

Letter M

 

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

 
 
 

Picture of the Letter M
An old style Letter M

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

   
MADE 
having his fortune made 
MAGNIFICO 
the chief magistrate at Venice 
MAGOT-PIE 
a magpie
MAIL 
covered as with a coat of mail 
MAIN-COURSE 
a sea-term 
MAKE 
to do up, bar To do 
  MALKIN 
a familiar name for Mary hence a servant wench 
MALLECHO 
mischief 
MAMMERING 
hesitating 
MAMMETS 
a woman's breasts, a doll 
MAMMOCK 
to break, tear 
MAN 
to tame a hawk 
  MANDRAGORA 
mandrake a plant of soporiferous quality, supposed to resemble a man 
MARCHES 
frontiers, borders 
MARCHPANE 
a kind of sweet biscuit 
MARGENT 
margin 
MARRY TRAP 
an oath 
 

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter M

 
MARTLEMAS 
the Feast of St. Martin, which occurs on the 11th of Nov. when the fine weather 
generally ends; hence applied to an old man 
MATCH 
an appointment 
MATE 
to confound, dismay 
MEACOCK 
tame, cowardly 
MEALED 
mingled 
MEAN 
instrument used to promote an end 
  MEASURE 
A stately dance 
MEAZEL 
a leper, spoken in contempt of a mean person 
MEDAL 
a portrait in a locket 
MEDICINE 
a physician 
MEED 
reward, hire Merit 
MEHERCLE 
by Hercules 
MEINY 
retinue 
 
 

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter M

 
MELL 
to mix, to meddle 
MEPHISTOPHILUS 
the name of a familiar spirit 
MERCATANTE 
a foreign trader 
MESS 
a company of four 
METAPHYSICAL 
supernatural 
METE-YARD 
measuring-wand 
MEW UP 
to confine 
MICHER 
a truant 
MICKLE 
much 
MILL-SIXPENCE 
a milled sixpence
MINCE 
to do any thing affectedly 
MINCING 
affected 
MISCREATE 
illegitimate 
  MISDOUBT 
to suspect 
MISERY 
avarice 
MISPRISE 
to despise To mistake 
MISPRISION 
mistake 
MISSIVE 
messenger 
MISTEMPERED 
angry 
MISTHINK 
to think ill of 
MISTRESS 
the jack in bowling 
MOBLED 
muffled 
MODERN 
commonplace 
MODULE 
a model, image 
MOE 
and more, of frequent occurrence 
MOIETY 
a portion 
  MOME 
a stupid person 
MOMENTANY 
momentary 
MONTHS-MIND 
a monthly commemoration of the dead, but used ludicrously to mean a great mind or 
strong desire 
MOOD 
anger 
MOON-CALF 
a nick-name applied to Caliban 
MOONISH 
inconstant 
MOP 
nod 
MORISCO 
a Moor 
MORT 
death, applied to animals of the chase 
MORT-DU-VINAIGRE 
a ridiculous oath 
MORTAL 
fatal, deadly, murderous 
MORTIFIED 
ascetic 
 

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter M

 
MOSE 
disease in a horse 
MOTION 
solicitation, emotion, a puppet 
MOTIVE 
one who moves
MOTLEY 
or the many-coloured coat of a fool, or a fool 
MOTLEY-MINDED 
foolish 
MOUSE-HUNT 
a weasel 
  MOW 
to make grimaces 
MOY 
a coin
MUCH 
significant of contempt, used ironically 
MURE 
a wall 
MUST 
a scramble 
MUTINE 
a mutineer
 
 

Interesting examples of Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter M

The above examples of old Elizabethan words beginning with Letter M are fascinating.
The language and vocabulary had not been formalised in the Elizabethan era. New words, some beginning with the Letter M 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 M . 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 M 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 M

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

 
 

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