Picture of the Letter N
 

Letter N

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

Picture of the Letter N

Letter N

 

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

 
 
 

Picture of the Letter N
An old style Letter N

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

   
NAPKIN 
a handkerchief 
NATURAL 
an idiot 
NAYWARD 
towards denial 
NAYWORD 
a catch-word, by-word 
NEB 
the beak 
NEELD 
a needle 
NEIF 
hand 
NEPHEW 
a grandson 
  NETHER-STOCKS 
stockings 
NEXT 
nearest 
NICE 
foolish 
NICK 
score or reckoning, to brand with folly 
NIGHTED 
black as night 
NIGHT-RULE 
nightly solemnity 
NINE MEN'S MORRIS 
a place set apart for a Morris dance by nine men 
NINNY 
a fool, jester 
  NOBILITY 
nobleness 
NOBLE 
a coin
NODDY 
a dolt 
NOOK-SHOTTEN 
indented with bays and creeks 
NOURISH 
a nurse 
NOVUM 
a game at dice 
NOWL 
head 
NUTHOOK 
a hook for pulling down nuts, hence a thief 
 

Interesting examples of Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter N

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

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

 
 

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