Shakespeare Terminology

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wherefore

why

ere

before

would

wish, if only

thither

there

whither

to where

thee

you (object)

thy, thine

your

marry

indeed

hark

attention

Fie/ fie on't

reprimand/scold

prithee

pray/plead

avaunt

leave

merry

happy or drunk

go to

dont be silly

mettle

having character, strength

as 'twere

as it were

hail

praise

'it, est or 'st, eth or 'th

added to the end of a verb

maid/maiden

unmarried woman, virgin

avouch

truth, proving

sirrah

sir, person below me

'twixt

between

cousin

family member or kinsmen

thrift

save money

naught

nothing

aught

something, anything

on't

on it, about it

by and by

eventully

hap'ly, happily

perhaps

soft

be still, be quiet

hence

from here

hither

here

thence

from there

whence

from where

thou

you (subject)

sirrah

man below you, sir

hap'ly, happily

perhaps

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