Picture of the Letter V
 

Letter V

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

Picture of the Letter V

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 Elizabethan Era.   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 
 

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter V

 
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 
 
 

Elizabethan Words beginning with the Letter V

 
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
 

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

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

 
 

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