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A TABLE ALPHABETICALL OF HARD USUAL ENGLISH WORDS (1604)
Raymond G. Siemens,
Department of English, University of British Columbia
© 1994 the Editor
From STC 4884 and Robert Cawdrey, A Table Alphabeticall, ed. Robert
A. Peters (Gainesville, Florida: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1966).
All rights reserved. This publication, however, may be reproduced, stored in a
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Index to Cawdrey's Table Alphabeticall
Cawdrey's Work, and the Development of the Dictionary in Early Modern
Robert Cawdrey's Table Alphabeticall, first printed in 1604, is
generally regarded to be the first fully developed representative of the
monolingual dictionary in English. For each of the 2543 headwords contained in
its first edition, Cawdrey provided a concise definition -- the standard entry
rarely exceeded more than a few words, usually synonyms -- and he marked those
words thought to be of French or Greek origin; in some cases, he also marked
those words which were a "kind of" a larger group. Cawdrey added
material to each of its three later editions (1609, 1613, 1617), ultimately to
define over 3200 words, but did not vary his method. While small and
unsophisticated by today's standards, the Table was the largest
dictionary of its type at the time and, when viewed in the full context of Early
Modern English lexicography, it exemplifies the movement from words lists and
glosses to dictionaries which more closely resemble those of today.
Cawdrey, as he notes in the epistle, gathered the contents of the Table
over a period of some years, likely beginning during his first appointment as
schoolmaster in 1563. His interest was in defining "hard vsual English
wordes," words that might challenge the contemporary, unskilled reader.
While he does deal with neologisms and "inkhorn" terms, and while the Table's
epistle and introductory passage do address concerns about the nature of
language as it was currently being used, the matter of this dictionary suggests
that Cawdrey's chief concern was didactic; he hoped to provide the meanings and
fixed forms of the many difficult words that would be encountered both in the
writing and the speech of the time. For today's reader, the Table
provides insights into Early Modern life, as well as valuable linguistic and
In putting together the Table's first edition, Cawdrey borrowed
entries and methods from a number of diverse sources. He looked to several
Latin-English dictionaries, including Thomas Cooper's Thesaurus Linguae
Romanae et Britannicae (1565) and Thomas Thomas's Dictionarium Linguae
Latinae et Anglicanae (1587). Among popular didactic texts of the time, he
found Richard Mulcaster's Elementarie (1582), Edmund Coote's English
Schoole-Maister (1596), Peter Bale's The Writing Schoolmaster (1590),
Timothy Bright's Characterie (1588), and William Fulke's Goodly
Gallery . . . of Meteors (1571) to be of value. He also turned to glosses of
religious, legal, scientific, and literary texts for some of his material; these
include Arthur Golding's An exposition of certein woords, which was
attached to Neil Hemmingsen's A Postill, or Exposition of the Gospels
(1569), John Rastell's Exposition of Certaine Difficult and Obscure Wordes .
. . of the Lawes of this Realme (1598), A. M.'s glossary to his translation
of Gaebelkhover's Artzneybuch (1599), Gregory Martin's Explication of
Certaine Wordes in William Fulke's reprinting of the Rheims' New
Testament (1600), and Thomas Speght's glossary, entitled The old and
obscure words of Chaucer, explaned, to his edition of The Works of . . .
Geffrey Chaucer (1600). Later editions of Cawdrey's Table looked to
these works and beyond for additional material.
His reliance on these works, however, is not such that we should consider
Cawdrey merely a compiler of the information of others. Rather, though his work
is somewhat of an amalgam of previously-existing works, he brings to the Table
the rationale of a lexicographer concerned with producing a unified, systematic,
and usable work. This is evident in his method of compilation, which involved
expansion and contraction in definitions, some regularization of headwords and
words in the definitions, and a standardization of definition form. His sources
are clearly reflected in his work but, for the most part, Cawdrey has put his
imprint upon them.
Little is known about the life of Robert Cawdrey, but a brief biography can
be sketched from the details which do exist. He was born ca. 1538 and, though
lacking university training, he became schoolmaster at Oakham, in the English
county of Rutland, in 1563. Two years later, in 1565, he was ordained deacon.
Further promotion soon followed: in 1570 he was advanced in the priesthood, and
on 22 October 1571 he became rector of South Luffenham.
Though he would hold this post for over 15 years, his puritanical leanings
would prove troublesome for him. In 1576, he was charged with not reading the
state-approved homilies; the next year, his service was again under scrutiny,
and in 1578 he was suspended briefly for solemnizing a matrimony, a rite for
which he was not qualified. His return, after only several months of suspension,
was hastened by a promise of future good behaviour, but in 1586 Cawdrey was
brought before his bishop on charges stemming, again, from his lack of canonical
These last charges would occupy Cawdrey until 1591 and, though he had
powerful allies, the charges would ultimately lead Cawdrey to lose his rectory
as well as his ministerial authority. With his living removed, and in the
company of his benefactors, the Harrington family, Cawdrey once again became a
schoolmaster. Sometime later, he would put the Table in the form of its
first printing with the assistance of his son Thomas, who was also a
In addition to the Table, Cawdrey is responsible for two other works.
While rector in 1580, he wrote a tract entitled A Short and Fruitefull
Treatise of the Profit of Catechising; this he augmented in 1604. He also
compiled A Treasurie or Store-House of Similes (1600, 1609).
Notes Regarding This Text
This electronic text of Cawdrey's Table is a transcription of the 1604
edition. Alterations are minimal and primarily involve the modernisation of some
aspects of the Early Modern English writing system -- forms of s, r,
ligatures, and brevigraphs -- in accordance with current scholarly editorial
procedures. Cawdrey's notation for words thought to be of French origin ()
is here represented by an ASCII string [fr].
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- ct catchword
- rt running title
- ref x-references outside of hw or d
- ALSO - title.page, title, epistle, introduction,
- [s synonym
- yes (beginning)
- no (ending)
- [f font
- r roman
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Cawdrey's Table, Tagged in HTML
ATable Alphabeticall, con-
teyning and teaching the true
writing, and vnderstanding of hard
vsuall English wordes, borrowed from
the Hebrew, Greeke, Latine,
or French. &c.
With the interpretation thereof by
plaine English words, gathered for the benefit &
helpe of Ladies, Gentlewomen, or any other
Whereby they may the more easilie
and better vnderstand many hard English
wordes, which they shall heare or read in
Scriptures, Sermons, or elswhere, and also
be made able to vse the same aptly
Legere, et non intelligere, neglegere est.
As good not read, as not to vnderstand.
Printed by I. R. for Edmund Wea-
uer, & are to be sold at his shop at the great
North doore of Paules Church.
(* fol. A1v)
(* fol. A2r *)
To the right honourable,
Worshipfull, vertuous, & godlie
Ladies, the Lady Hastings, the Lady
Dudley, the Lady Mountague, the Ladie
Wingfield, and the Lady Leigh, his Chri-
stian friends, R. C. wisheth great prosperitie in this
life, with increase of grace, and peace from GOD
our Father, through Iesus Christ our Lord and
BY this Table (right Honourable & Wor-
shipfull) strangers that blame our tongue
of difficultie, and vncertaintie may heere-
by plainly see, & better vnderstand those
things, which they haue thought hard. Heerby
also the true Orthography, that is, the true
writing of many hard English words, borrowed
from the Greeke, Latine & French, and how to
know one from the other, with the interpretati-
on thereof by plaine English words, may be lear-
ned and knowne. And children heerby may be
prepared for the vnderstanding of a great num-
ber of Latine words: which also will bring much
delight & iudgement to others, by the vse of this
little worke. Which worke, long ago for the most
part, was gathered by me, but lately augmented
by my sonne Thomas, who now is Schoolemai-
ster in London.
Now when I had called to mind (right hono-
rable and Worshipfull) the great kindnesse, and
bountifulnes, which I found in that vertuous &
godly Lady, Lucie Harington, your Honours
and Worships mother, and my especiall friend in
the Lord. When, and at such time as the right
Worshipfull Sir Iames Harington Knight,
your Ladiships brother was my scholler, (and
now my singuler benefactor) when I taught the
Grammer schoole at Okeham in the County of
Rutland: In consideration whereof, and also
for that I acknowledge my selfe much beholding
and indebted to the most of you, since this time,
(beeing all naturall sisters) I am bold to make
you all ioyntly patrons heereof, and vnder your
names to publish this simple worke. And thus
praying, that God of his vnspeakeable mercies,
will blesse both your Honors and Worships, I doe
with all good wishes to you all, with all yours, as
to mine owne soule, humbly take my leaue. Co-
uentry this xxvij. of Iune. 1604.
Your Honors and Worships, euer
ready in Christ Iesus to be com-
maunded, Robert Cawdrey.
SVch as by their place and calling,
(but especially Preachers) as haue oc-
casion to speak publiquely before the
ignorant people, are to bee admoni-
shed, that they neuer affect any strange
ynckhorne termes, but labour to speake so
as is commonly receiued, and so as the most
ignorant may well vnderstand them: ney-
ther seeking to be ouer fine or curious, nor
yet liuing ouer carelesse, vsing their speech,
as most men doe, & ordering their wits, as
the fewest haue done. Some men seek so far
for outlandish English, that they forget al-
together their mothers language, so that if
some of their mothers were aliue, they were
not able to tell, or vnderstand what they say,
and yet these fine English Clearks, will say
they speak in their mother tongue; but one
might well charge them, for counterfeyting
the Kings English. Also, some far iournied
gentlemen, at their returne home, like as they
loue to go in forraine apparrell, so they will
pouder their talke with ouer-sea language.
He that commeth lately out of France, will
talk French English, and neuer blush at the
matter. Another chops in with English Ita-
lianated, and applyeth the Italian phrase to
our English speaking, the which is, as if an
Orator, that professeth to vtter his minde in
plaine Latine, would needs speake Poetrie,
& far fetched colours of strange antiquitie.
Doth any wise man think, that wit resteth in
strange words, or els standeth it not in whol-
some matter, and apt declaring of a mans
mind? Do we not speak, because we would
haue other to vnderstand vs? or is not the
tongue giuen for this end, that one might
know what another meaneth? Therefore,
either wee must make a difference of Eng-
lish, & say, some is learned English, & other-
some is rude English, or the one is Court
talke, the other is Country-speech, or els we
must of necessitie banish all affected Rhe-
torique, and vse altogether one manner of
language. Those therefore that will auoyde
this follie, and acquaint themselues with the
plainest & best kind of speech, must seeke
from time to time such words as are commonlie
receiued, and such as properly may expresse
in plaine manner, the whole conceit of their
mind. And looke what words wee best vn-
derstand, and know what they meane, the
same should soonest be spoken, and first ap-
plied, to the vttrance of our purpose. Ther-
fore for this end, foure things would chiefly
be obserued in the choise of wordes. First,
that such words as wee vse, should be pro-
per vnto the tongue wherein we speake. A-
gaine, that they be plaine for all men to per-
ceiue. Thirdly, that they be apt and meete,
most properly to set out the matter. Fourth-
lie, that words translated, from one signifi-
cation to another, (called of the Grecians
Tropes, ) be vsed to beautifie the sentence, as
precious stones are set in a ring, to commend
the gold. Now such are thought apt words,
that properly agree vnto that thing, which
they signifie, and plainly expresse the nature
of the same. Therefore, they that haue re-
gard of their estimation and credite, do wa-
rily speake, & with choise, vtter words most
apt for their purpose. In waightie causes,
graue wordes are thought most needfull,
that the greatnes of the matter, may the ra-
ther appeare, in the vehemencie of theyr
talke. So likewise of other, like order must
be taken. Albeit some, not onely doe not
obserue this kind of aptnesse, but also they
fall into much fondnes, by vsing words out
of place, and applying them to diuers mat-
ters, without all discretion.
If thou be desirous (gentle Reader) right-
ly and readily to vnderstand, and to profit
by this Table, and such like, then thou must
learne the Alphabet, to wit, the order of the
Letters as they stand, perfecty without
booke, and where euery Letter standeth: as
(b) neere the beginning, (n) about the mid-
dest, and (t) toward the end. Nowe if the
word, which thou art desirous to finde, be-
gin with (a) then looke in the beginning of
this Table, but if with (v *) looke towards
the end. Againe, if thy word beginne with
(ca) looke in the beginning of the letter (c)
but if with (cu) then looke toward the end
of that letter. And so of all the rest. &c.
And further vnderstand, that whereas all
such words as are deriued & drawne from the
Greek, are noted with this letter, (g) . And
the French are marked thus [fr] but such
words as are deriued from the latin, haue no
marke at all.
A Table Alphabeticall,
contayning and teaching the true
writing, and vnderstanding of hard
vsuall English words. &c.
- (k) standeth for a kind of.
- (g. or gr.) standeth for Greeke.
- The French words haue this [fr] before them.
- [fr] ABandon, cast away, or yeelde vp, to
leaue or forsake.
- Abash, blush.
- abba, father.
- [fr] abbesse, abbatesse, Mistris of a Nunne-
rie, comforters of others.
- [fr] abbettors, counsellors.
- aberration, a going a stray, or wande-
- abbreuiat, (* synonyms *) to shorten, or make
- [fr] abbridge, short. (* synonyms end *)
- [fr] abbut, to lie vnto, or border vpon, as one
lands end meets with another.
- abecedarie, the order of the Letters, or hee
that vseth them.
- aberration, a going astray, or wandering.
- [fr] abet, to maintaine.
- abdicate, put away, refuse, or forsake.
- abhorre, hate, despise, or disdaine.
- abiect, base, cast away, in disdaine:
- abiure, renounce, denie, forsweare:
- abolish, (* synonyms *) make voyde, destroy, deface,
- abolited, or out of vse. (* synonyms end *)
- [fr] abortiue, borne before the time.
- abricot, (k) kind of fruit:
- abrogate, take away, disanull, disallow,
- abruptly, vnorderly, without a preface.
- absolue, finish, or acquite:
- absolute, perfect, or vpright.
- absolution, forgiuenes, discharge:
- abstract, drawne away from another: a lit-
booke or volume gathered out of a grea-
- absurd, foolish, irksome.
- academie, an Uniuersitie, as Cambridge,
- academicke, of the sect of wise and learned
- accent, tune, the rising or falling of the voice.
- accept, to take liking of, or to entertaine
- [fr] acceptance, an agreeing to some former act
- accesse, free comming to, or a way to a place,
- accessarie, partaker in the same thing
- [fr] accessorie, an accident extraordinary
- accident, a chance, or happening.
- accidentall, falling by chance, not by nature
- accomodate, to make fit too, or conuenient
to the purpose
- [fr] accomplish, finish, or make an end of.
- accommodating, lending
- [fr] account, reckon.
- [fr] accord, agreement betweene persons
- accurate, curious, cunning, diligent.
- [fr] accrew, grow, increase, goe.
- [fr] acertaine, make sure, certifie.
- acetositie, sharpnes, or sowernesse
- [fr] acheeue, to make an end of
- [fr] acquitall, discharge
- acquisition, getting, purchasing
- [fr] action, the forme of a suite
- actiue, nimble, ready, quicke.
- actuall, in act, or shewing it selfe in deed
- acute, sharp, wittie, quick
- adage, an old speech, or prouerbe,
- adamantine, as hard as Diamont
- addict, giuen too, appointed too
- adhærent, cleauing to, or taking part with.
- [fr] adiew, farewell
- [fr] addresse, prepare, or direct.
- adiacint, lying too, adioyning too
- adiunct, an accidental qualitie, or any pro-
perty, that is not a substance.
- [fr] adiourne, deferre, or put off till another
- adiure, make to sweare, or to deny
- administer, gouerne, serue, or rule, or doe
- administrator, one that doth busines for an
- admire, maruell at, or be in loue with
- admiration, wonderment, reioycing
- [fr] admirall, chiefe by sea, worthy
- admission, receiuing, or leaue to enter into
a place, accept.
- adopt, to take for his child, freely to choose
- [fr] adore, worship, or reuerence,
- adorne, beautifie, apparrell, prepare.
- [fr] aduaunce, preferre, lift vp to honor:
- aduent, the comming
- aduerse, contrary, or backward
- [fr] aduertise, giue knowledge, aduise, or coun-
- adulation, flatterie, or fauning
- adulterate, to counterfeit, or corrupt:
- aduocate, a spokesman, atturney, or man
of law, plead.
- [fr] aduousion, patronage, or power to pre-
sent, or giue a liuing.
- adustion, burning, or rosting.
Æ, see E.
- affable, readie, and curteous in speech, gra-
cious in words.
- [fr] affaires, busines
- [fr] affect, to desire earnestly, or to mind
- affected, disposed, inclined
- affinitie, kinne by marriage
- affirme, auouch, acertaine
- [fr] affiance, trust
- [fr] affianced, betrothed
- [fr] affranchise, set at libertie.
- agent, doer, a steward, or commissioner
- aggrauate, make more grieuous, and more
- agilitie, nimblenes, or quicknes
- agglutinate, to ioyne together
- agnition, knowledge, or acknowledging
- agitate, driuen, stirred, tossed
- agonie, [gr] heauie passion, anguish, griefe
- [fr] aigre, sharpe, sower,
- akecorne, (k) fruit
- alacritie, cheerefulnes, liuelines
- alablaster, (k) stone
- alarum, a sound to the battell.
- alchimie, the art of turning other mettals
- [fr] alien, a stranger
- [fr] alienate, to estrange, or with-drawe the
mind, or to make a thing another mans.
- all haile, salute
- alledge, bring proofe
- allegation, alledging
- allegorie, [gr] similitude, a misticall speech,
more then the bare letter-
- [fr] allegiance, obedience of a subiect
- allienate, asswage, or make more easie and
- [fr] alliance, kindred, or league.
- allusion, meaning and pointing to another
matter then is spoken in words
- allude, to speake one thing that hath re-
semblence and respect to another,
- aliment, nourishment, sustenance
- alpha, [gr] the first Greeke letter
- alphabet, (g) order of letters in the crosse-
- altercation, debate, wrangling, or conten-
- altitude, height
- amaritude, bitternesse
- ambage, long circumstance of words.
- [fr] ambassadour, messenger
- ambition, desire of honour, or striuing for
- ambodexter, one that playeth on both hands.
- ambiguous, doubtfull, vncertaine
- [fr] ambushment, priuie traine, lying secret-
ly to intrap by the way
- [fr] amerce, (* synonyms *) fine, or
- amercement, penalty. (* synonyms end *)
- amiable, louely, or with a good grace.
- amitie, friendship, loue.
- amorous, full of loue, amiable.
- [fr] amorte, dead, extinguished, without life.
- amplifie, enlarge, or make bigger.
- analogie, [gr] conuenience, proportion.
- analisis, [gr] resolution, deuiding into
- anarchie, [gr] when the land is without a
prince, or gouerner.
- anatomie, (g) cutting vp of the body.
- anathema, (g) accursed or giuen ouer to
- anchoue, (k) of fruite.
- [fr] angle, corner.
- [fr] anguish, griefe.
- angust, straight, narrow.
- animate, encourage.
- animaduersion, noting, considering, or
- annalis, chronicles of things from yeare to
- annex, to knit or ioyne together.
- annihilate, make voyd, or bring to no-
- anniuersarie, a yeares minde, or done and
- annuall, yearely.
- anthem, song.
- antecessor, an auncestour, or predecessour
that goeth or liueth in the age or place
- antichrist, (g) against, or contrarie to
- anticipation, preuenting by a foreknow-
- antidote, (g) a counterpoise, or remedy a-
- [fr] antidate, a fore date.
- antipathie, (g) contrarietie of qualities.
- antiquitie, auncientnes.
- anticke, disguised.
- antithesis (g) a repugnancie, or contrarietie.
- antiquarie, a man skilled, or a searcher of
- annotations, briefe doctrines or instructi-
- anxitie, care or sorrow.
- aphorisme, (g) generall rule in phisick.
- apocalipse, (g) reuelation.
- apocrypha (g) not of authoritie, a thing hid-
den, whose originall is not knowne.
- apologie (g) defence, or excuse by speech.
- apostotate (g) a backslider.
- apostacie (g) falling away, backslyding,
- apostle (g) an ambassadour, or one sent.
- apothegme (g) short wittie sentence, or
- apparant, in sight, or open.
- appall, feare.
- apparition, appearance, or strange sight.
- [fr] appeach, accuse, or bewray.
- [fr] appeale, to seeke to a higher Iudge.
- [fr] appease, quiet, or pacifie.
- appendix, hanging, or belonging to ano-
- appertinent, (* synonyms *) belonging vnto another
- appurtenance, thing. (* synonyms end *)
- appetite, desire to any thing.
- applaude, to shew a liking of, as it were
by clapping of hands.
- application, applying too, or resorting to
- appose, to aske questions, oppose.
- apposition, adding or setting too.
- apprehension, conceite, and vnderstan-
- approbation, allowance, or liking.
- appropriate, to take, and keepe to, and for
- approue, alowe, or make good.
- approch, come nigh.
- apt, fit
- arbiter, (* synonyms *) a Iudge in a controuersie
- arbitratour, betwixt men. (* synonyms end *)
- [fr] arbitrement, iudgement, censure, a-
- arch, (g) chiefe.
- arch-angell, (g) chiefe angell
- archbishop, chiefe bishop
- architest, chiefe builder.
- ardent, hoate, earnest
- ardencie, heate, earnestnes
- argent, siluer, coyne
- argue, to reason
- ariditie, drinesse
- aristocratical, (g) gouernement of a king-
dome by the peares and nobility.
- arithmeticke, (g) art of numbring
- arke, shippe or chest
- [fr] armorie, house of armour
- [fr] arrerages, debt vnpaid, or things left vn-
done and duties comming behind.
- arrest, stay, or lay hold of
- arride, to please well, to content
- [fr] arriue, (* synonyms *) come to land,
- arriuall, or approch. (* synonyms end *)
- arrogate, to claime, or challenge
- arrogant, proude, presumptuous.
- artifice, skill, subtiltie: or a cunning peece
- artificer, handicrafts-man
- artificially, workmanlike, cunningly
- articulate, ioynted, set together, or to point
out, and distinguish.
- artichok, (k) herbe
- [fr] artillery, engines or instruments for war.
- ascend, goe vp, or clime vp
- ascent, a going vp
- ascribe, giue to, adde to, attribute vnto
- askey, (* synonyms *) looking aside,
- asquint, or awry. (* synonyms end *)
- [fr] assay, proofe, or a triall:
- assent, agreement, or consent
- assertaine, assure: certaine
- assentation, flattery: speaking faire
- aspect, looking vpon, beholding much, sight
- aspectable, worthie, or easie to be seene.
- asperat, rough, sharpe, or vnpleasant.
- asperation, breathing.
- aspire, climbe vp, or come to, or high.
- [fr] assault, (* synonyms *) to set vpon, or
- [fr] assaile, to proue. (* synonyms end *)
- [fr] assemble, gather together.
- assemblie, companie
- assent, consent.
- assertion, affirming, auouching of any thing
- asseueration, earnest affirming
- assiduitie continuance, diligence
- assigne, appoint, ordaine
- assignation, appointment.
- assimulate, to make like, to compare with.
- assistance, helpe
- association, ioyning together in fellow-
- associate, to accompanie, or follow
- [fr] assoyle, excuse, cleare
- astipulation, an auouching, or witnessing
of a thing, an agreement
- astrictiue, (* synonyms *) binding, or ioyning
- astringent, together. (* synonyms end *)
- astronomie, (g) (* synonyms *) knowledge of
- astrologie, (g) the starres. (* synonyms end *)
- astrolabe, (g) an instrument to know the
motion of the starres.
- atheist, (g) (* synonyms *) without, God, or beleeuing
- atheall, that there is no God, or de-
nying any of his attributes. (* synonyms end *)
- atheisme, (g) the opinion of the atheist.
- [fr] attach, sease vpon, rest or hold
- [fr] attaint, conuict of crime
- [fr] attainder, a conuiction, or prouing guil-
tie of a crime or fault.
- [fr] attempt, set vpon, or take in hand
- attendance, watching, staying for, or way-
- attentiue, heedie, or marking
- attenuate, to make thinner or weaker
- attest, to witnesse, or call to witnesse
- attrap, ensnare
- attribute, giue to, or impute.
- auarice, couetousnes, or inordinate desire
- auburne (k) colour
- audience, hearing, or hearkening, or those
- audacious, bold, rash, or foolish hardie
- auditor, hearer, or officer of accounts
- audible, easie to be heard.
- auer, auouch, call to witnes, proue.
- auert, to turne from, or keepe away.
- augment, to encrease
- auguration, guessing, or coniecturing at
things to come:
- [fr] avowable, that which may be allowed and
- [fr] avouch, affirme with earnest, defend.
- auoke, to call from, or pull back
- austere, sharpe, rough, cruell
- authenticall, (g) of authoritie, allowed by
authoritie: the originall
- autumne, the haruest
- axiome (g) a certaine principle, or general
ground of any Art:
- ay, euer, at any time, for euer
- azure, (k) of colour.
- BAile, suretie, witnes.
- ballance, a paire of scales, or other
- [fr] balase, grauell, wherewith ships are poy-
sed to goe vpright: or weight.
- bang, beat
- bankerupt, bankerout, waster
- banquet, feast.
- baptisme, (g) dipping, or sprinkling.
- [fr] band, company of men, or an assembly.
- baptist, a baptiser
- barbarian, a rude person
- barbell, (k) fish
- barbarie, (k) of fruite
- barbarisme, barbarousnes, rudeness
- [fr] barke, small ship
- barnacle, (k) bird
- barrester, one allowed to giue counsell, or
- barreter, a contentious person, quarreller,
- [fr] barter, to bargaine, or change
- baud, whore
- bauin, a faggot, or kid
- bashfull, blush, or shamefast
- [fr] battrie, beating or striking
- bay, (k) tree.
- beadle, office
- beagle, (k) hound
- beatitude, blessednes, happines
- beldam, parent, or maister:
- bellona, the goddesse of warre
- benediction, praysing or blessing
- beneficiall, profitable
- beneuolence, good will, or fauour.
- benigne, fauourable, curteous, gentle:
- benignitie, gentlenes, or kindnes
- [fr] benisson, blessing
- bequeath, giue:
- bereft, depriued, alone, voide, robd.
- besiedge, compasse
- betrothed, affianced, or promised in mar-
- bewaile, mone, complaine
- [fr] biere, a cophin wherein dead men are
- bigamie, (g) twise maried, or hath had two
- billiment, iewell, or garment
- bipartite, deuided into two parts
- bisket, bread:
- bishop, ouer-seer, or prelate
- blase, report, publish, shew forth
- blaspheme, (g) to speake ill of God:
- blattering, vaine babling
- [fr] blanch, to make white, or white lime
- bleate, cry
- blisse, ioy, or happines.
- [fr] bonnet, hat, or cap.
- bob, beate
- [fr] bouge, stirre, remoue from a place.
- boate, ship
- CAlamitie, trouble, affliction.
- calcinate, to make salt:
- calefie, make warme, heate, or chafe.
- calygraphie, (g) fayre writing.
- calliditie, craftines, or deceit
- calumniation, a discrediting by worde, or
- camphire, kind of herbe.
- capacitie, largenes of a place: conceit, or
- [fr] capuchon, a hood
- [fr] cancell, to vndoe, deface, crosse out, or
- canon (g) law, or rule
- canonise, (g) make a saint, to examine by
- canopie, couer
- capitall, deadly, or great, or woorthy of
shame, and punishment:
- capable, wise, apt to learne, bigge, or fit to
- capitulation, distinguishing by parts
- captious, catching, deceitfull, subtile,
- captiue, prisoner
- captiuate, make subiect, or a prisoner,
- cardinall, chiefe, or principall
- carminate, to card wooll, or deuide
- carnalitie, fleshlines
- carnall, fleshly, pleasing the flesh:
- carpe, take exception against, or wran-
- [fr] cassere, dismisse, put away, or out of of-
- casualtie, chaunce or hap
- castigation, chaistisement, blaming, cor-
- catalogue, (g) beadroole, or rehearesall of
words, or names
- category, (g) an accusation
- catechiser, that teacheth the principles of
- cathedrall, church, cheife in the diocesse
- catharre, a flowing of humors from the
- catholicke, (g) vniuersall or generall.
- cauill, to iest, scoffe, or reason subtilly
- caution, warning, putting in minde, or
- celebrate, holy, make famous, to publish,
to commend, to keepe solemlie
- celeritie, swiftnes, hast
- celestiall, heauenly, diuine passing excel-
- cement, morter, or lime.
- censor, a corrector, a iudge, or reformer of
- censure, a correction, or reformation
- centre, (g) middest of any round thing
- (* contd. *) or circle.
- centurion, captaine of a hundren men.
- ceruse, white leade, or painting that wo-
- cessement, tribute
- chanell, sinke:
- character, (g) the fashion of a Letter, a
marke, or stampe:
- [fr] chaunt, sing
- [fr] champion, wilde field, also a challenger,
- chambering, lightnes, and wanton beha-
uiour in priuate places
- charter, a grant of any thing confirmed by
- [fr] cheualrie, knight-hood
- cherubin, order of Angels:
- chibball, (k) fruite
- chirograph, (g) hand writing
- chiromancie (g) telling of fortunes, by the
lines in the hands:
- chirurgion, (g) a surgion
- choller, [gr] a humor causing anger
- chough, (k) bird:
- christ, (g) annointed
- chronickler, (g) (* synonyms *) historie wri-
- chronographer, ter. (* synonyms end *)
- chronicall, (g) returning at certaine times
- chronologie, (g) storie of times past.
- cibaries, meates, nourishment
- cider, drink made of apples
- circuit, about.
- circumcise, to cut the priuie skin
- circumference, the round and outmost cir-
cuit, or compasse
- circumligate, binde about
- circumscribe, to compasse about with a line,
- circumspect, heedie, quicke of sight, wise,
and dooing matters aduisedly.
- circumlocution, a speaking of that in ma-
ny words, which may be said in few
- circumstance, a qualitie, that accompaneth
any thing, as time, place &c
- circumstant, things that are about vs,
- circumuent, to close in, to deceaue, or in-
- citron, (k) fruit
- ciuilitie, honest in conuersation, or gentle
- clamarus, making a great noyse
- chassick, chiefe, and approued,
- [fr] clauicordes, mirth,
- claritude, cleerenes, renowne,
- clemencie, gentlenes, curtesie.
- client, he that is defended.
- climate, a portion of the worlde betwixt
north and south
- climactericall, (g) that which ariseth by de-
grees, as the sixtie third yeere is climac-
tericall of the seauentie.
- clister, medecine
- coble, amend
- coadiutor, a fellow helper.
- cockatrice, a kind of beast
- cænation, supper, or a place to sup in
- cogitation, thought, musing
- cognition, knowledge
- cohærence, ioyning, & vniting together.
- [fr] coin, corner
- collect, gather together
- colleague, companion,
- collaterall, on the other side, ouer against,
as two lines drawne equally distant one
from another, in due place
- collation, recitall, a short banquet
- collect, gather
- collusion, deceit, cousanage
- colume, one side of a page of a booke
- combine, heale, or couple together,
- combination, a ioyning, or coupling together
- combure, burne, or consume with fire
- combustible, easily burnt
- combustion, burning or consuming with
- comedie, (k) stage play,
- comicall, handled merily like a comedie
- commemoration, rehearsing or remem-
- [fr] commencement, a beginning or entrance
- comet, (g) a blasing starre
- comentarie, exposition of any thing
- commerce, fellowship, entercourse of mer-
- commination, threatning, or menacing,
- commiseration, pittie
- commodious, profitable, pleasant, fit,
- commotion, rebellion, trouble, or disqui-
- communicate, make partaker, or giue
- [fr] communaltie, common people, or com-
- communion, (* synonyms *) fellow-
- communitie, ship. (* synonyms end *)
- compact, ioyned together, or an agreement.
- compassion, pitty, fellow-feeling
- compell, to force, or constraine
- compendious, short, profitable
- compensation, a recompence:
- compeare, like
- competent, conuenient, sufficient, apt:
- competitor, hee that sueth for the same
thing, or office, that another doth:
- compile, gather together
- complement, perfecting of any thing
- complet, fulfilled, finished
- Complexion, nature, constitution of the
- [fr] complices, fellowes in wicked matters
- compose, make, or ioyne together
- composition, agreement, a making, or
- comprehend, (* synonyms *) to con-
- comprise, taine. (* synonyms end *)
- comprimise, agreement, made by parties
chosen on either side
- comprimit, iudge
- compte, fine, decked: trimmed
- compulsion, force, constraint
- computation, an account or reckoning
- compunction, pricking
- concauitie, hollownes
- conceale, to keepe close
- conception, conceiuing in the wombe.
- concinnate, made fit, finely apparelled
- concise, briefe or short
- concoct, to digest meate
- concord, (* synonyms *) agree-
- concordance, ment. (* synonyms end *)
- concrete, ioyned, or congealed together
- concruciate, to torment, or vex together
- concubine, harlot, or light huswife.
- conculcate, to treade vnderfoote
- concupiscence, desire
- concurre, agree together, runne together,
- concurse, running together of many to a
- condigne, worthie
- condiscende, agree vnto, or consent
- condole, to be greeued, or sorrowfull
- conduct, guiding, or hiring
- confabulate, to talke together
- confection, compounding, making or
- confederate, agreeing peaceably together
by couenants made
- conferre, talke together
- conference, communication, talking toge-
- confidence, trust, hope
- confine, to border vpon, to compasse in
- confirme, establish
- [fr] confiscation, forfeiture or losse of goods
- conflict, battaile, strife, fight
- conforme, to make like vnto, consent
- confound, ouerthrow, destroy, mingle to-
gether, or disorder.
- [fr] confront, opposse, compare one to ano-
- congeale, to harden, or ware hard, or
- congestion, a heaping vp
- conglutinate, to ioyne together
- congratulate, to reioyce with another for
some good fortune.
- congregate, gather together
- congruence, (* synonyms *) agreablenes,
- congruitie, or likenes. (* synonyms end *)
- coniunction, ioyning together
- coniure, to conspire together, to sweare
- connexion, ioyning together
- conuiuence, sufferance, or winking at
- conquest, a complayning, or victorie
- consanguinitie, kinred by blood, or birth
- consecrate, make holie, to dedicate, or giue
- consectarie, one that followeth any opini-
- consent, agreement
- consequence, (* synonyms *) following
- consequent, by order. (* synonyms end *)
- conserue, keepe, saue, or maintaine
- consideratly, wisely, and with aduise, con-
- [fr] consistorie, place of ciuill iudgement
- consociate, companie with, or ioyne a com-
- consolation, comfort
- consonant, agreeable, likelie
- consort, a companion, or company
- conspicuous, easie to be seene, excellent
- conspire, agree together, for to doe euill.
- constellation, a company of starrs
- constitutions, lawes, or decrees
- construe, expound
- consul, a cheife gouernor among the Ro-
- consult, take counsaile
- consumate, accomplish, fulfill, or finish.
- contagious, that which corrupteth, or in-
- contaminate, defiled, or corrupted
- contaminouse, infectious, defiled
- contemplation, meditation, or musing
- contend, wrangle
- contestate, to call to witnes
- context, the agreeing of the matter going
before, with that which followeth.
- continent, modest, abstaining, chast: al-
so the firme land where no ile or sea is.
- contingent, happening by chaunce
- contract, make short, also a bargaine, or
- contradiction, gaine saying
- contribute, bestowe vpon, or giue vnto
- contribution, a bestowing of any thing
- contributorie, giuing a part to any thing
- contrite, broken, sorrowfull
- contrition, sorrow, sadnes
- contriue, make
- contumacie, stubbornnes, contempt
- contumelie, slaunder, reproch
- contusion, bruised, or beaten
- conuent, bring before a iudge
- conuenient, fit, well beseeming
- conuenticle, a little assemblie
- conuerse, companie with
- conuert, turne, change
- conuict, proued guiltie, ouercome
- conuince, to ouercome, confute, or proue
- (* contd. *) manifestly.
- conuocation, an assembling, or calling to-
- [fr] conuoy, a waiting vppon: or keeping
company in the way.
- connulsion, a pulling, or shrinking vp
- copartner, fellow partaker, or companion
- cophin, (g) basket, or chest for a dead bo-
dy to be put in.
- copious, plentifull, abounding
- copulation, ioyning, or coupling together
- cordwainer, shoemaker, or trade
- cordiall, comforting the hart.
- [fr] coriuals, competitors
- carnositie, full of flesh, grosse
- corporall, bodily
- corporate, hauing a bodie:
- [fr] corps, deade bodie
- corpulent, grosse of body, fat, or great
- correspondent, answerable
- correllatiues, when 2. things are so linked
together, that the one cannot be without
- corrigible, easily corrected
- corroborate, confirme, or strengthen, or
- corroded, gnawd about
- corrosiue, fretting
- cosmographie, (g) description of the
- costiue, bound in the bodie
- [fr] couch, bed, lie downe:
- [fr] couert, hidden place, secrete
- [fr] counterchange, to change againe:
- [fr] countermaund, commaund contrarie
- [fr] countermine, vndermine one against an-
- [fr] countermure, to builde, one wall against
- crassitude, fatnesse or thicknesse
- [fr] counterpoise, make leuell, or to weigh, as
heuie as another thing.
- cowslip, (k) hearh
- [fr] counteruaile, of equall valew
- credence, beliefe
- [fr] curbe, restraine, keepe in:
- credible, which may be beleeued
- [fr] couerture, couering
- creditor, he which lendeth, or trusteth an-
- credulous, readie to belieue, true
- credulitie, rashnes in belieuing
- [fr] creuas, rift.
- [fr] crible, sifted
- criminous, (* synonyms *) faultie, that wherein is some
- criminall, fault. (* synonyms end *)
- crisped, curled, or frisled.
- criticall, (g) which giueth iudgement of
- crocodile, (k) beast
- crucifie, fasten to a crosse
- crude, raw, not ripe, not digested:
- crupt, (g) hidden, or secret
- crystaline, (g) cleere like glasse, or christall.
- cubite, a foote and a halfe
- culpable, blame-worthy, guiltie,
- culture, husbandry, tilling
- curiositie, picked diligence, greater care-
fulnes, then is seemly or necessarie,
- cursorilie, swiftly, or briefely.
- curuefie, bowed, or made crooked.
- custodie, keeping, or looking to
- cymball, an instrument of musicke, so cal-
- cynicall, (g) doggish, froward.
- cypher, (g) a circle numbering, of no
value of it selfe, but serueth to make vp
the number, and to make other figures
of more value.
- DAmnable, not to be allowed.
- deacon, (g) prouider for the poore
- demonaicke, (g) possessed with a deuill.
- deambulation, a walking abroade
- [fr] debate, strife, contention
- debar, let:
- debilitie, weakenes, faintnes.
- [fr] debonnayre, gentle, curteous, affable,
- decalogue, (g) the ten commaundements:
- decacordon, (g) an instrument with tenne
- decent, comlie, or beseeming
- decease, a departing, or giuing place too.
- decide, to determine, or make an end of.
- decipher, describe, or open the meaning,
or to count.
- decision, cutting away.
- declamation, an oration of a matter feyned.
- decline, fall away, or swarue from,
- decoction, liquor, wherein things are sod
- decorum, comlines
- decrepite, very old
- dedicate, to giue for euer.
- deduct, take or drawe out, abate, or dimi-
- [fr] deface, blot out, staine, bring out of fa-
- defame, to slaunder, or speake ill of
- defect, want, fayling
- [fr] defie, distrust.
- define, to shew clearely what a thing is.
- deflower, dishonest, rauish, or disgrace
- deformed, ill shapen, ill fauored
- [fr] defraude, deceiue, beguile
- [fr] defraye, lay out, pay, discharge
- degenerate, be vnlike his auncestours: to
grow out of kind.
- dehort, mone or perswade from, to aduise
to the contrarie.
- deitie, Godhead
- deifie, make like God
- delectation, delight, or pleasure
- delegate, an imbassadour, or one appoin-
ted in anothers place.
- deliberate, to take good counsell
- delineate, to drawe the proportion of any
- delicate, daintie, giuen to pleasure
- delude, deceiue, or laugh to scorne.
- [fr] deluge, great floode, or ouer flowing of
- (* contd. *) waters.
- delusion, mockerie, a deceitfull thing
- demaund, request, aske
- demerite, deseruing, worthines
- democracie, (g) a common-wealth gouer-
ned by the people.
- demonstrate, shew plainely, or openly, to
point out or manifest.
- demenour, behauiour
- [fr] demurre, to stay, to linger, or vse delaies
- denison, free borne
- denounce, declare, or giue warning of, or
- denomination, a naming
- depend, (* synonyms *) hang
- dependance, vpon. (* synonyms end *)
- deplore, to lament or bewaile
- deplume, to pull of the feathers
- deportation, carrying away
- depopulate, spoile, or wast
- depose, put away, depriue, or put downe.
- depraue, marre or corrupt, or make worse.
- deprecation, supplication, or requiring of
- depresse, to keepe downe
- depriue, see depose
- depute, account, or esteeme
- deride, mock, or laugh to scorne.
- derision, mocking
- deriue, fetch from
- deriuation, taking away from some other
- derogate, to take away, or to diminish
- [fr] desastrous, vnluckie, vnfortunate
- descend, goe downe.
- describe, to write foorth, to copie out, or to
- [fr] deseigne, (* synonyms *) an appoynting how any
- [fr] deseignment, thing shall be done. (* synonyms end *)
- desert, wildernesse.
- desertion, a leauing, or forsaking
- designe, to marke out, or appoint for any
- desist, leaue off, or stay
- desolate, left alone, or forsaken
- desperate, without hope, or past hope,
- detect, bewray, disclose, accuse
- destinated, appointed,
- destitute, forsaken
- detest, hate greatly, or abhorre
- deteined, withholden, or kept back,
- determine, resolue, conclude
- detract, take from, or backbite
- detriment, losse or hurt
- detrude, thrust out, or from
- deuote, to giue vnto, or appoint vnto
- deuotion, holinesse.
- [fr] deuoyre, dutie
- dexteritie, aptnes, nimblenes
- diabolicall, (g) deuillish.
- diademe, (g) a Kings crowne:
- diapason, (g) a concorde in musick of all
- diet, manner of foode
- dialect, the manner of speech in any lan-
guage, diuers from others.
- dialogue (g) conference, or talking toge-
- diameter, (g) a line, crossing the midst of a-
ny circle or figure
- didacticall, (g) full of doctrine or instructi-
- diffamation, a slaundering, or speaking ill
- different, vnlikely, disagreeing,
- difficill, (* synonyms *) hard, vneasie,
- difficult, dangerous (* synonyms end *)
- diffident, mistrustfull
- diffude, poure out
- digest, bring into order, to deuide, & distri-
bute things into their right place.
- dignitie, worthinesse
- digresse, turne from, goe away
- digression, departing from the matter in
- dilacerate, to rent in sunder:
- dilate, enlarge, spread abroade, or to dis-
course vpon largely
- dilemma, (g) a forked kinde of argument,
which on either side entrappeth.
- dimension, measuring
- diminution, lessening
- diocesse, (g) iurisdiction
- diocesan, that hath iurisdiction
- direct, guide, or rule: right, straight, also
- disable, make vnable, or finde fault with.
- disabilitie, vnablenes
- [fr] disaduantageous, hindering much
- disanull, make voyde, or bring to nothing.
- [fr] disburse, lay out money
- discent, comming downe from another
- discerne, know, put one from another, or
- discide, cut off, or in peeces
- discipline, instruction, or training vp.
- disciple, scholler,
- discipher, to lay open, or make plaine
- disclose, discouer, vtter, or manifest.
- [fr] discomfiting, putting to flight
- discord, disagreement, variance
- discretion, wise choise of one from another
- discusse, examine, debate, or search nar-
- disfigure, bring out of shape,
- [fr] disfranchis, take away freedome:
- disioyne, vnioyne, or seperate
- disiunction, a deuiding, or seperating,
- [fr] disfranchised, depriued of libertie.
- disgrade, to discharge of his orders, or de-
- [fr] disguised, counterfeited, seeming that it
- dislocation, setting out of right place,
- [fr] disloyall, one whom it is not good to trust,
- dismember, to pull and part one peece from
- dismisse, let passe, or send away
- disparagement, hurt, hinderance, or dis-
- dispence, to giue licence vnto
- disperse, scatter, or spread abroade.
- dispeople, to vnpeople a place
- displant, to pull vp by the rootes, trees
- (* contd. *) planted.
- display, spread abroade
- dispose, to set in order, to appoint.
- disposition, naturall inclination, or setting
- dispoyle, take away by violence, or rob
- disputable, questionable, or doubtfull, that
may be reasoned of:
- dissent, disagree, to be of a contrarie opini-
- dissimilitude, vnlikenes
- dissimulation, dissembling
- dissipation, scattering abroade
- dissolue, vnloose, or melte
- dissoluble, easie to vnloose
- dissolute, carelesse, rechlesse
- dissolution, breaking, vnloosing.
- dissonant, disagreeing
- distance, space betweene
- distended, stretched out, or out of ioynt.
- distinguish, put difference, deuide, or point
out from others.
- distillation, (* synonyms *) dropping downe by
- distilling, little and little. (* synonyms end *)
- distinct, differing, or deuided
- distinction, a difference, or seperation
- distracted, drawne into diuerse parts
- distribute, deuide in sunder, or to giue in
- distribution, diuision, or laying out by
- disturbe, disquiet, let, or interrupt
- disswade, to perswade to the contrarie
- dittie, the matter of a song.
- diuert, turne from, to another
- diuine, Heauenly godly, also to gesse, con-
iecture, or prophesie.
- diuinitie, heauenly, doctrine, also god-
- diuision, parting, or seperating
- diurnall, a daily mouing
- divulgate, publish, or make common
- docilitie, easie to be taught
- doctrine, learning, or instruction
- dolor, griefe, sorrow, or paine
- dolorous, grieuous, or sorrowfull
- [fr] domage, losse, harme, or hinderance
- domesticall, at home, belonging to hous-
- dominere, rule, beare sway
- domicilles, houses
- dominion, (* synonyms *) rule, lordship or
- domination, maistership. (* synonyms end *)
- donatiue, a gift, in money or other things
- dulcimur, (k) (* synonyms *) instru-
- dulcimar, ment. (* synonyms end *)
- duarchy, the equall raigne of two princes
- driblets, small debts
- dulcifie, sweeten
- dulcor, sweetnesse
- durable, long lasting, or of long continu-
- Ebullient, seething
- ebulliated, boyled
- eclipse, (g) failing of the light of the sunne or
- eccho, a sound, resounding back againe
- ecclesiasticall, (g) belonging to the church
- eden, pleasure, or delight
- edict, a commaundement from authoritie,
- edifice, building
- edifie, instruct, or builde vp in know-
- edition, putting foorth, setting abroade
- education, bringing vp
- effect, a thing done, or to bring to passe
- effectuall, forcible
- effeminate, womannish, delicate, wan-
- efficacie, force, or strength
- efficient, working, or accomplishing
- effusion, powring, or running foorth
- eglogue, (g) a talking together
- egresse, foorthgoing, or passage out
- eiection, a casting foorth
- elaborate, done curiously, and dilligently.
- election, choise
- elect, chosen, or picked out
- elegancie, finesse of speech
- element, the first principle or beginning of
- elench, (g) a subtill argument
- eleuate, lift vp, or heaue vp
- elocution, good vtterance of speech.
- emerods, (k) of disease
- [fr] embark, (* synonyms *) to ship a thing, or
- imbark, load a ship. (* synonyms end *)
- emblem, (g) a picture shadowing out some
thing to be learned.
- eminent, appearing, higher, or further out,
- emmot, pismire
- emphasis, (g) a forcible expressing
- [fr] empire, gouernement: or kingdome
- emulation, enuie, or imitate
- enarration, declaration, expounding
- enigmaticall, (g) full of hard questions, ob-
- [fr] enchaunt, bewitch
- encounter, set against, or to meete
- [fr] encrochment, when the Lord hath got-
ten seisen of more rent, or seruices of his
tenant then of right is due.
- [fr] endosse, cut on the back, or write on the
- enduce, moue
- enimitie, (* synonyms *) displeasure, or
- enmitie, hatred. (* synonyms end *)
- enflame, burne, or set on fire.
- [fr] enfranchise, make free
- [fr] engrate, presse vpon
- [fr] enhaunce, to lift vp, or make greater:
- [fr] enlarge, make bigger, set at libertie
- [fr] enoble, make noble, or famous
- enormious, out of square, vnorderly
- [fr] ensigne, flagge for war
- [fr] enterlace, to put betweene, intermingle:
- [fr] enterprise, beginne, take in hand
- [fr] enterre, lay in the earth
- [fr] entrals, inward parts, as hart, liuer, &c.
- [fr] enuiron, to enclose, or compasse about.
- epha, kind of measure
- epicure, giuen to pleasure.
- epigram, (g) a sentence, written vpon any
for praise, or dispraise
- epilogue, (g) conclusion
- epilepsis, (g) the falling sicknes
- episcopall, (g) bishoplike.
- epiphanie, (g) appearing
- epitaph, (g) the writing on a tombe or
- epithite, (g) a name or title giuen to any
- epitome, (g) the briefe copie of a booke, &c.
- epitomise, (g) to make an epitome, or to
bring a booke into a lesser volume.
- equalize, match, or make equall
- equinoctium, when the dayes and nights
- [fr] equipage, furniture
- equitie, right, lawfulnes
- erect, set vp, or lift vp
- equiualent, of equall valew.
- ermite, (g) one dwelling in the wildernes.
- erronious, full of errour, and wandring
out of the right way.
- [fr] essay, tryall what one can say, or doe in
- (* contd. *) any matter.
- [fr] escheat, forfaite
- [fr] eschew, shunning, auoyde, escape
- [fr] espoused, promised in marriage
- essence, substance, or being of any thing
- [fr] essoine, excused for any cause
- [fr] establish, confirme, make strong
- estimate, esteeme, value, or prise, thinke or
- eternall, euerlasting, without end
- ethnick, (g) an heathen, or gentile
- etymologie, (g) true expounding
- euacuated, made voyde, cleane taken a-
way: or emptied.
- euangell, (g) the gospell: or glad tidings
- euangelist, (g) bringer of glad tidings
- euaporate, to breath out
- euent, chaunce, or that which followeth
- euict, ouercome by law
- eucharist, (g) a thanksgiuing, the Lords
- eunuch, (g) gelded, wanting stones
- euert, turne vpside downe
- euident, easie to be seene, plaine
- euocation, calling forth
- exact, perfectly done, or to require with
- (* contd. *) extremitie.
- exaggerate, heape vpon, amplifie to make
a thing more then it is
- exaltation, lifting vp
- exasperate, whet on, to vex, or make more
- excauate, make hollow
- excæcate, to make blind
- excessiue, too much, more then enough
- [fr] excheaquer, office of receits
- exclaime, bray, or crie out
- exclude, thrust, or shut out, or keepe
- excogitate, to muse, or deuise exactly.
- excommunicate, to thrust out of company,
- excrement, dung, offal, refuse, or
- excruciat, to vex, or torment
- excursion, a skirmidsh in warres, of some
few running from their companie
- execrable, cursed
- execute, performe, or exercise some
- exempt, free, priuiledged.
- exemplifie, enlarge, or declare by ex-
- exhalation, a breath, or fume rising vp-
- exhaust, drawne out, or emptied
- exhibite, put vp or bestow: to offer, or set
abroade for all men to see
- exiccate, to drie vp
- exile, banish, driue out
- exorable, easie, to be intreated
- exorbitant, out of order, measure or place.
- exorcist, (g) coniurer
- [fr] exorde, beginne
- exordium, a beginning, or entrance
- expect, looke for
- expedient, fit, meete or beseeming
- expedition, hast, speede
- expell, put out, or thrust out
- expend, consider, or muse vpon
- expence, cost, or money layd out
- experiment, a proofe, or triall
- expert, skilfull
- expiation, pacifying with satisfaction, pur-
ging by sacrifice
- expire, to die, or giue vp the ghost to de-
- explane, to make manifest, or delcare
- explicate, declare plainely
- [fr] exploit, enterprise, act, deede
- expose, to offer, or lay open, to hazard,
- expostulate, to reason, or chide with, to
- expresly, fitly, manifestly
- exprobration, vpbreyding, casting in ones
- expugnable, to be wonne, or ouercome.
- expulse, driue out, or thrust out
- exquisite, perfect, fine, singuler, curious.
- extant, appearing, abroad, shewing it selfe.
- extasie, a traunce, or sowning.
- extemporall, (* synonyms *) suddaine, without
- extempore, premeditation, or
- extemporarie, studie. (* synonyms end *)
- extende, spread foorth, prolong, or make
longer, to inlarge.
- extenuate, lessen, minish, or make lesse.
- externall, outward, strange
- extinguish, put out, or quench
- extinct, put out
- extirpate, to pull vp by the rootes
- extoll, aduaunce, or praise highly, to lift vp
- extort, to wring out, to wrest from by vio-
- extract, drawne out
- extrauagant, wandring out of order.
- exulcerate, to make sore, to corrupt.
- Fabricate, make, fashion.
- fabulous, fained, counterfeited, much
- fact, deede
- facilitie, easines
- faction, deuision of people into sundry
parts and opinions
- factious, that maketh deuision, cententi-
- factor, one that doth busines for another
- facultie, licence, power, aptnes
- fallacie, deceit, falshood
- falsifie, to forge, or counterfait
- fame, report, common talke, credite
- fantacie, imagination
- [fr] fantastique, conceited, full of deuises
- [fr] farce, to fill, or stuffe
- falcinate, to bewitch, or disfigure by in-
- fastidiousnes, lothsomnesse, or disdainfull-
- [fr] faschious, grieuous, or inducing to an-
- fatall, mortall, appointed by God to come
- (* contd. *) to passe.
- [fr] fealtie, faithfulnes
- fecunditie, fruitfulnesse
- felicitie, happinesse
- [fr] female, (* synonyms *) the she in mankind, or other
- feminine, creatures. (* synonyms end *)
- fermentated, leauened
- feruide, hote, scalding, burning
- festination, hast, speede
- festiuitie, mirth, pleasantnes
- festiuall, merrie, pertaining to holy daies
- feruent, hote, chafed, verie angrie
- fertile, fruitfull, yeelding much fruit
- feuer, ague
- fiction, a lie, or tale fained
- fidelitie, faithfulnes, trustines
- figurate, to shadowe, or represent, or to
- figuratiue, by figures
- finall, pertaining to the end
- finite, hauing an end, and certaine limits.
- firme, sure, stedfast, strong, constant
- fixed, fastned, sure, fast
- [fr] flagon, great wine cup, or bottell
- flagrant, burning, hot
- flexible, easilie bent, pliant, or mutable
- [fr] flote, swime aloft
- fluxible, thin, and running easily downe
- [fr] floscles, flowers
- fluxe, disease of scouring
- [fr] feeble, weake, lacking strength
- fomentation, an asswaging, or comforting
- foraine, strange, of another country
- formall, following the common fashion
- foraminated, holed, or bored
- formidable, fearefull, to be feared
- fornication, vncleannes betweene single
- fortification, strengthning
- fortitude, valiantnes, or couragiousnes,
- fortunate, happie, hauing good successe
- fragilitie, brittlenes, or weakenes
- fragments, reliques, broken meates, peeces
- fragrant, sweetly smelling
- [fr] franck, liberall, bountiful
- fraternitie, brotherhood
- [fr] franchise, libertie, freedome
- fraudulent, deceitfull, craftie, or ful of guile.
- frequent, often, done many times: ordina-
rie, much haunted, or goe too.
- [fr] garnish, trime, decke vp, make fine.
- gem, a precious stone
- [fr] gaie, fine, trim
- gentilitie, (* synonyms *) gentrie, nobilitie,
- generositie, gentlemanship. (* synonyms end *)
- genesis, (g) beginning
- gentile, a heathen
- generation, ofspring
- genealogie, (g) generation, or a describing
of the stock or pedegree.
- genitalles, priuities
- genuine, peculiar, or naturall
- genius, the angell that waits on man, be it
a good or euill angell
- genitor, father
- geographie, (g) the describing of the earth.
- geometrie, (g) art of measuring the earth.
- geomancie, (g) sorcerie by circkles, and
pricks in the earth
- germane, come of the same stock
- gests, things done, or noble acts of princes
- gibbocitie, crookednes
- gire, grin, or laugh
- giues, fetters
- glee, mirth, gladnes
- gospell, glad tidings
- globe, any thing, very round.
- glorifie, to giue honour, praise, and com-
mendation to any body.
- glosse, a tongue, or exposition of a darke
- gloze, dissemble
- [fr] gourmandise, deuouring, gluttony
- glutinate, to glue, or ioyne together
- gnible, bite
- gnomen, (g) the stile, or cock of a diall
- gradation, steps, by little and little.
- graduate, that hath taken a degree
- gratifie, to pleasure, or doo a good turne in
way of thankfulnes
- gratis, freely, without desert
- gratitude, thankfulnes
- gratulate, to be glad for anothers sake,
- graue, waightie, sober, sage, discreete
- grease, fat
- [fr] guerdon, a reward:
- [fr] guidance, gouerning, or direction
- [fr] guise, fashion, shape, custome,
- gulfe, deepe poole, or pit
- gustation, taste
- HAbilitie, (* synonyms *) ablenes, or of
- abilitie, sufficiencie. (* synonyms end *)
- habitable, able to dwell in
- habitacle, (* synonyms *) a dwelling
- habitation, place: (* synonyms end *)
- habite, apparell, fashion, custome
- habitude, disposition, plight, respect
- [fr] hale, pull, draw, lift vp
- halaluiah, praise the Lord
- hallucinate, to deceiue, or blind
- harmonie (g) agreement of diuers sounds
- [fr] hautie, loftie, proude
- [fr] hazard, venture, chaunce:
- [fr] herault, kings messenger
- heathen, see Gentile
- hebrew, from Hebers stock
- hecticke, (g) inflaming the hart, and soun-
dest parts of the bodie
- hemisphere, (g) halfe of the compasse of hea-
uen, that we see.
- helmet, head peece,
- hereditarie, comming by inheritance, or suc-
- heritage, inheritance, possession
- herbinger, sent before to prepare
- hereticall, (g) (* synonyms *) one that maintaineth he-
- hereticke, (g) resies. (* synonyms end *)
- hermite, see ermite
- heroicall, (g) beseeming a noble man, or
- [fr] hideous, fearefull, terrible
- hierarchie, (g) the gouernment of priests,
or holy gouernance:
- hymne, (g) kinde of song to the prayse of
- hipocrite, (g) such a one as in his outward
apparrell, countenaunce, & behauiour,
pretendeth to be another man, then he
is indeede, or a decieuer.
- historicall, (g) pertaining to historie
- [fr] homage, worship, or seruice.
- [fr] homicide, a man killer, or the killing of a
- hononimie, (g) when diuers things are sig-
nified by one word
- horror, fearefull sorrow, feare, terror.
- horizon, (g) a circle, deuiding the halfe of
the firmament, from the other halfe which
we see not.
- hosanna, saue now:
- hospitality, good entertainement for friends
- [fr] hostage, pledge
- hostilitie, hatred, or enmitie, or open wars.
- huckster, marchant, or trade
- humane, belonging to man, gentle, curte-
- humide, wet,
- humiditie, moysture
- hush, (* synonyms *) peace, or be
- husht, still. (* synonyms end *)
- hyperbolicall, (g) beyond all credite, or
likelihoode of truth.
- Idiome, (g) a proper forme or speech:
- idiot, (g) vnlearned, a foole
- Iehoua, Lord almighty
- ientation, breakefast
- ieoperdie, danger
- Iesus, Sauiour.
- ignoble, of low and base birth
- ignominie, reproch, discredite, slaunder.
- illegitemate, vnlawfully begotten, and
- illiquinated, vnmelted
- illiterate, vnlearned, without knowledge.
- illustrate, to make plaine, to declare
- illuminate, to inlighten, or make plaine
- illusion, mockerie, iesting, or scoffing
- imbecilitie, weakenes, feeblenes
- imbarge, (* synonyms *) see em-
- imbarke, barke (* synonyms end *)
- imitation, following, dooing the like:
- immaculate, vnspotted, vndefiled
- immanitie, beastlie, crueltie, or hugenesse
- immature, vnripe, or out of season:
- immediate, next to, not hauing any other
- imminent, at hand, ready to come vpon
- immoderate, without measure, exceeding
great, or excessiue
- immortall, euerlasting, that dieth not
- immunitie, freedome from any thing, or
- immure, to shut vp, or inclose within wals
- immutable, constant, still the same, vn-
- [fr] impart, to make partaker of, to tell to
- impacience, lacke of sufferance
- [fr] impaire, diminish, lessen
- [fr] impeach, accuse, hurt, or hinder
- impediment, let, or hinderance
- impenetrable, that cannot be pierced, or
- impenitent, vnrepentant:
- imperated, commaunded, or ruled ouer
- imperious, desiring to rule, full of com-
- imperfection, vnperfectnes
- imperiall, belonging to the crowne
- impertinent, not pertaining to the matter.
- impetrate, obtaine by request
- impetuous, violent
- impietie, vngodlines, crueltie
- implacable, that cannot be pleased or paci-
- implement, stuffe:
- imply, to signifie, or make manifest
- imploy, bestow, spend
- implore, to desire with teares,
- implume, to pull off the feathers
- impose, lay vpon, or put on
- importance, of value, force, or worth:
- [fr] impost, tribute
- imposture, falshood, deceit,
- impotent, weake, feeble,
- importune, to be earnest with
- importunate, requiring earnestly, without
beeing satis-fied, till the request be obtey-
- imprecation, cursing, or wishing euill vn-
- [fr] impregnable, vnuanquished, not able to
- (* contd. *) be ouercome, strong.
- impression, printing, marking, or stam-
- improper, vnfit, vnseemely, common
- impropriation, a thing accounted proper,
which is not indeede
- improbable, that cannot be prooued.
- improuident, carelesse, not foreseeing, or
taking heede before hand.
- imprudent, ignorant, rash, carelesse:
- impudent, shamelesse,
- impugne, resist:
- impunitie, lack, or omission of punishment
- impuritie, filthines, vncleannesse, dishone-
- impute, reckon, or assigne, blame, or to lay
to ones charge
- inabilitie, want of power or abilitie.
- inamored, in loue with.
- inaugurate, to aske counsell of soothsayers.
- incarnate, taking flesh vpon him, or to bring
- incense, kind of offering made by fire
- incend, kindle, burne, vexe, or chafe, to in-
cense, to stirre vp, or to set on fire, or to
- incessantlie, earnestlie, without ceasing
- incest, vnlawfull copulation of man and
woman within the degrees of kindred, or
alliance, forbidden by gods law, whether
it be in marriage or otherwise.
- inchaunt, bewitch, or charme
- incident, happening, or chauncing
- incision, cutting, in searching of a wound
- incitate, to moue, or prouoke
- incline, leane vnto, or towards
- include, to shut in, or containe within
- incommodious, hurtfull, vnfit
- incommunicable, that cannot bee imparted
to any other, or proper to one person,
and none other.
- incomperable, that hath not his like
- incompatible, insufferable
- incomprehensible, that cannot be concei-
ued, or vnderstood
- incongruencie, want of agreement
- inconsiderate, rash, not taking counsaile
- incontinent, liuing loosely, or vnchastly
- incontinently, presently, disorderly, or with-
- incredible, marueilous, such as cannot be
- incorporate, to graft one thing into the bo-
die of another, to make one bodie or sub-
- (* contd. *) stance of two or moe, to mixe or put to-
- incorruptible, vncorruptible, vnperishable,
or not subiect to corruption
- incredulous, hardly brought to beleeue
- inculcate, to vrge, or repeate one thing of-
- inculpable, without fault, blamelesse,
- incurable, past cure, a wound that cannot
- incur, runne into
- indecent, not comly, or beseeming,
- indeere, make bound to one,
- indefinite, without rule, or order, not de-
- indemnitie, without losse
- indignitie, vnworthinesse, vnseemly vsage,
infamie, or disgrace
- indignation, anger, chafing,
- indissoluble, that cannot be vnloosed or vn-
- [fr] indite, to signifie, or giue in ones name.
- induce, to moue vnto, or allure, or draw:
- indulgence, sufferance, too gentle intrea-
- induction, bringing in
- indurate, harden.
- industrie, diligence or labour
- ineffable, vnspeakable, that cannot be vttered
- inequalitie, vnlikenes
- inestimable, that cannot be valued, or ac-
counted of as it deserueth.
- ineuitable, that cannot be auoyded.
- inexorable, that cannot, or will not be in-
treated to graunt
- infallible, vndeceiueable, vnguilefull, tru-
- infamous, ill reported of, or defamed
- infatuate, to make foolish.
- infection, corrupting
- infernall, belonging to hell,
- inferre, bring in, to alleage, or signifie
- infidelitie, vnfaithfulnes:
- infinite, without number, or end
- infirmitie, weakenes:
- inflamation, inflaming, or setting on fire
- inflexible, that cannot be bended, vnruly.
- inflict, to lay vpon
- influence, a flowing in.
- informe, giue notice to teach, to beginne to
- infringe, to breake, to make weake, or fee-
- infuse, to poure in, or steepe in,
- [fr] ingage, lay to pledge, binde himselfe
- ingratitude, vnkindness, or vnthankfulnes
- ingenious, wittie, quicke witted
- ingine, (* synonyms *) an instrument to doo any thing
- engine, with. (* synonyms end *)
- [fr] ingraue, carue
- ingresse, (* synonyms *) enterance
- ingredience, in. (* synonyms end *)
- ingurgitate, to deuoure vp greedily
- inhabite, dwell in
- inhabitable, that cannot be dwelt in
- inherent, cleauing fast vnto,
- inhibit, forbid.
- inhibition, forbidding.
- inhumane, cruell, vncurteous.
- iniunction, commaunding, rule or order.
- initiate, to begin, instruct, or enter into
- iniurious, wrongfull, or hurtfull,
- innauigable, that cannot be sailed vpon
- innouate, make newe, young, begin.
- innouation, making new, an alteration.
- inoculated, grafted, or vnholed.
- inordinate, out of order, disordered,
- inquinate, to defile, or disgrace
- inquisitiue, desirous, and diligent to finde
out by asking of questions.
- inquisition, searching, or inquiring.
- insatiable, that cannot bee filled or conten-
- incend, clime vp, or mount vp
- inscription, a title, or note written vppon
- inscrutable, that cannot be searched into,
or throughly knowne.
- insensible, that cannot be felt or perceiued.
- inseperable, that cannot be deuided.
- insert, to put in, or graft in.
- insinuate, creepe into ones fauour craftilie,
also to signifie.
- insist, to stay vpon:
- insociable, that will not keepe company.
- insolent, proude, disdainefull,
- insperge, sprinkle, or cast vpon
- inspire, breath or blow into
- instable, inconstant, not steddie.
- [fr] install, admit to a place of office, or ho-
- instant, earnest, importunate,
- instauration, repairing, renewing.
- instigation, prouoking, or mouing forward.
- instill, to put in, or drop in.
- instinct, inward motion, or stirring.
- institute, appoint, ordaine, begin, or go in
- insulte, to triumphe, or vaunt ouer.
- insupportable, not able to be borne
- integritie, purenes, innocencie
- intelligence, knowledge from others
- intemperate, without measure or meane,
vnmodest in behauiour
- intende, to purpose, or think
- intentiue, earnestly bent, and musing
- intercession, going betweene, or making
intreatie for another,
- intercept, preuent, or take before
- interchange, exchang
- intercourse, mutuall accesse, or passage one
- interdict, to forbid straitly
- [fr] interest, loane, right, also a part in any
- interlace, mixe
- interline, draw a line betwixt, or to blot
out with a penne, and to write be-
- interlocution, interrupting of anothers
- intermedle, deale with
- intermingle, mixe, or mingle with, or a-
- intermission, forestowing, a pawsing,
- (* contd. *) or breaking of
- interpellate, disturbed, hindered
- interpreter, expounder
- interprete, open, make plaine, to shewe
the sence and meaning of a thing
- interre, to burie
- interrogation, a question, or asking
- interrupt, breake of, or let
- [fr] intire, whole, sound, vncorrupt
- intestate, that dieth without making a will
- intimate, to declare or signifie
- intised, drawne, allured
- [fr] intituled, called, noted, written on the
- intractable, vnrulie, troublesome
- intricate, inwrapped, doubtfull, hard to be
- introduction, entrance, or leading in
- intrude, to thrust ones selfe into the com-
pany of others, or enter in violently
- inuade, to set vpon, to lay hold on
- inueigle, intice, or deceiue by subtiltie, to
- inueighe, to raile vppon bitterly
- [fr] inuentory, table of goods
- inuention, deuise, or imagination
- [fr] inueloped, wrapped in, intangled
- inuersion, turning vpside downe, turning
- [fr] inuest, to adorne, or decke, or grace.
- inueterate, of long continuance, growne in
- inuincible, not to be wonne
- inuisible, that cannot be seene or perceiued:
- inuiolable, that cannot be broken
- inuite, bid, request
- invndation, an ouerflowing by water,
- invocation, a calling vpon any thing with
trust in the same
- irchin, a hedgehog.
- ironie, (g) a mocking speech
- irreligious, vngodly, wanting religion
- irreprehensible, without reproofe
- irreuocable, not to be recalled, or not to bee
- irritate, to make angry
- irruption, breaking in
- [fr] issue, euent, or successe, or end:
- iterate, to repeat, or do a thing often, or a-
- iubilee, yeere of ioy, which happened to the
Iewes euery fiftie yeere.
- iudaisme, worshipping one God without
- lecherie, vnchastnesse, luxurie, and vnlaw-
- [fr] leete, court
- [fr] legacie, a gift by will, or an ambassage
- legate, ambassadour
- [fr] legeiredemaine, lighthandednes, craftie
slights, and conueiance
- legion, host, or band of souldiers
- legitimate, lawfull, according to lawe, and
- lenitie, gentlenes, mildnes
- lethall, mortall, deadly
- lethargie, (g) (k) a drowsie and forgetfull
- leuell, right, straight
- leuitie, lightnes, inconstancie
- libertine, loose in religion, one that thinks
he may doe what he listeth
- libell, a writing, or booke
- librarie, a studie, a great number of bookes
- licentious, taking libertie to doe euill
- ligate, bound, tyed
- ligament, the string tying the bones toge-
- [fr] linage, stocke, kindred
- limitation, appointment, how farre any
thing shall goe, restraining:
- limber, britle
- limit, bounds, border, or land marke, al-
so to set such bounds. &c.
- liniament, a forme, or proportion by lines,
that are drawne
- lingell, shoemakers threed
- linguist, skilfull in tongues
- linguish, to leaue or forsake
- lint, cloth
- liquide, moist, melted:
- literature, learning
- litigious, quarrelous, full of strife
- [fr] lieuetenant, deputie in anothers place
- lithernesse, slouthfulnes, idlenes
- loame, earth, or morter
- logicall, (g) belonging to reason
- longitude, length
- lore, lawe
- [fr] lotarie, casting of lots.
- [fr] lourdin, rude, clownish
- [fr] loyall, obedient, trustie, constant
- lumber, old stuffe
- lunatick, wanting his wits, at a certaine
time of the age of the moone
- lumpish, sad or sower countenance.
- lustre, glistering, shinning
- luxurious, riotous, and excessiue in plea-
- (* contd. *) sure, and wontonnesse.
- MAcerate, to steepe in water, or make
- madefie, dip, make wet
- maffle, stammer, or stut
- magicke, inchaunting, coniuring
- magistrate, gouernour
- magitian, (g) one vsing witchcraft
- magnanimitie, valientnes, courage
- magnificence, sumptuousnes
- magnifie, to extoll, or praise highly
- magnitude, greatnes
- [fr] mayre, leane
- maiestie, the stately port and honourable
renowne of any
- [fr] maladie, disease
- [fr] malecontent, discontented
- malediction, slaundring, ill report, or
backbiting, or cursing
- malefactor, an euill doer
- malepert, saucy, proud, snappish
- [fr] maligne, to hate, with purpose to hurt
- [fr] malignitie, naughtines, malice
- malitious, hating, or enuying
- manchet, fine white breade
- mandate, a charge, or commaundement
- [fr] maniacque, mad: braine sick
- manicle, a fetter, for to bind the hands
- manifest, opened, declared or reuealed
- manuring, dung, tilling
- [fr] mannage, handle
- mansion, an abiding place
- manuall, done with the hand
- manumisse, to set free, or at libertie
- maranatha, (g) accursed
- [fr] marche, goe in aray, or goe forward
- margent, edge, or brim of any thing
- [fr] marte, a faire
- [fr] massacre, kill, put to death
- martiall, warlike, or valiant, or taking
paines and delight in warres
- martyre, (g) witnes, one suffering death
for the faith of Christ
- materiall, of some matter, or importance.
- matrixe, wombe
- matron, an auncient, sober, and a discrete
- mature, ripe, perfect, speedy
- [fr] maugre, despight, against ones will
- maxime, a principle, or sure ground in any
- mechanicall, (g) (* synonyms *) handie
- mechanick, craft. (* synonyms end *)
- mediatour, aduocate, or surety, or one
making peace betwixt two
- medicine, remedie, or cure
- mediocritie, a measure, a meane
- meditate, muse vpon, bethinke
- meditation, the earnest minding or think-
ing vpon a thing
- melancholie, (g) black choler, a humor of
solitarines, or sadnes
- mellifluous, sweete as hony, yielding
- melody, (g) sweete sounding, or sweete
- memorable, worthie to be remembred
- [fr] menace, to threaten
- menstruous, defiled, or foule.
- mentall, belonging to the minde
- mercenary, seruing for wages, and hire-
- meridian, pertaining to noone tide
- meritorious, that deserueth, or set for ad-
- metamorphosis, (g) a changing of one
shape, or likenes into another
- metaphor, (g) similitude, or the putting
- (* contd. *) ouer of a word from his proper and na-
turall signification, to a foraine or vn-
- meteors, (g) elementarie bodies, or moyst
things, ingendered of vapours in the
- method, (g) an order, or readie way to
teach, or doo any thing
- methodized, (g) brought into order
- metropolitaine, (g) of the cheife citty.
- microcosme, (g) a little world
- militant, warring, or beeing in warres.
- [fr] miguionise, play the wanton:
- ministration, ministring, or seruice, or
charge to doo a thing:
- minoritie, a mans time vnder age
- minutly, smally:
- miraculous, meruailous, or wonderfull:
- [fr] mirrour, a looking-glasse
- miscreants, infidels, mis-beleeuers:
- misprission, concealement of a mans owne
- misknow, to mistake purposely, to be igno-
- mitigate, asswage, qualifie, or pacifie
- mixation, (* synonyms *) mingling, or tempering
- mixture, together. (* synonyms end *)
- mobilitie, moouing or stirring.
- modell, measure,
- moderate, temperate, or keeping a meane,
- moderation, keeping due order and pro-
- [fr] moderne, of our time
- modest sober, demure
- [fr] moitie, halfe.
- molestation, troubling
- mollifie, make soft
- momentanie, that which lasteth but a
- moment, weight, or importance, also a
- monarch, (g) one ruling all the kingdoms
- monarchie, (g) the rule of one prince a-
- monasterie, (g) colledge of monks
- monopolie, (g) a licence that none
shall buy and sell a thing, but one
- monument, a remembrance of some nota-
ble act, as Tombs
- moosell, to fetter
- [fr] moote, argue, or dispute a case in law
- moralitie, ciuill behauiour.
- morall, pertaining to manners, behauior,
and life, among men
- [fr] morgage, lay to pawne
- morigerous, well mannered
- mortall, that endeth ere hauing an end,
and dying deadly:
- mortifie, kill, or make dead, and sence-
- mortuarie, dutie paid for the dead,
- motiue, cause moouing, or the thing, and
reason, that mooueth to doe any
- [fr] mouldre, make small, turne to dust
- mulct, a fine, penaltie, or punish-
- multiplicitie, varietie, or diuersitie of
- mundifie, to make cleane:
- munition, defence, supportation, or
strength, and plentie of weapons, to
resist in warre.
- municipall, priuately belonging to a free-
man, or burgesse of a cittie.
- muses, (g) goddesses of learning.
- [fr] mustaches, the hayre of the vpper
- mutable, changeable, wauering.
- mutation, change.
- muthologie, (g) expounding of the tales of
- mutilate, wanting some part, maimed
- mutuall, one for another
- myrrhe, (g) sweet gumme
- mysterie, (g) a secret, or hid thing:
- mysticall, (g) that hath a misterie in it.
- NArration, declaration, or report.
- nationall, belonging, or consisting of
a nation, or kingdome.
- natiue, where one was borne, or naturall.
- natiuitie, birth, or the day of birth
- nauigable, where ships may safely passe, or
that may be sailed vpon.
- nauigation, sayling, or passing by water
- necromancie, (g) blacke art, or coniuring,
by calling vpon spirits.
- nectar, a pleasant drinke, which is feyned
to be the drinke of the gods.
- negatiue, that denieth
- negotiation, trafficke, or busines
- neotericke, (g) one of late time
- [fr] nevewe, a sonne or daughters sonne
- nerue, sinewe
- [fr] nete, fine
- neutrall, (* synonyms *) of neither
- neuter, side: (* synonyms end *)
- [fr] nice, slow, laysie
- nicholaitan, (g) an heretike, like Nicholas,
who helde that wiues should bee com-
mon to all alike.
- nominate, to name, or appoint
- [fr] nonage, a childs time, vnder age
- nonresidence, vnnecessary and wilfull ab-
sence, of any one from his place or
- [fr] nonsuite, not following, or the ending
and giuing ouer of a suite
- notable, worthy, meete to be regarded and
- notarie, Scriuener, or register
- notifie, to make knowne, or to giue war-
- notion, inwarde knowledge, or vnder-
- notorious, knowne to all, or made plaine
- noyance, hurt.
- noysome, hurtfull,
- nullitie, nothing
- numeration, numbring
- nuncupatory, telling, or declaring any
- nuptiall, belonging to marriage
- nutriment, nourishment
- Obdurate, harden, or to make more hard
- [fr] obeisance, obedience
- obiect, laide, or set against, or that where-
on any thing resteth, or that where any
thing is occupied, or set a worke.
- oblation, offering
- oblectation, recreation, delight
- obliged, bound, or beholden
- oblique, crooked, ouerthwart
- obliuious, forfetfull
- obloquie, euill report
- obnoxious, faultie, subiect to danger
- obnubilate, to make darke.
- obscæne, bawdie, filthy, ribauldrie
- obscure, darke, or cloudie
- obsequious, seruiceable, readie at hand
- obseruant, dutifull, full of diligent ser-
- obsession, besieging, or compassing about
- obsolete, olde, past date, growne out of
vse or custome.
- obstacle, hinderance or let
- obstinate, froward, stubberne, or stiffe in
his owne opinion
- obstruction, stopping, repressing
- obtestate, humble, to beseech, or to call to
- obtrectation, slaunder, euill report.
- obtuse, dull or blunt:
- occidental, belonging to the west
- occluding, shutting fast:
- [fr] occurrences, occasions, things that offer
themselues by the way:
- ocean (g) the maine sea
- odious, hateful, disdainfull
- odor, smell, sent, or sauour:
- odoriferous, sweet smelling
- oeconomicke, (g) things that pertaine to
- offensiue, giuing offence, offering wrong,
- officiall, belonging to an office,
- officious, dutifull, dilligent, very readie or
willing to please.
- oligarchie, (g) a Common-wealth, where
two Princes equall haue all the autho-
- (* contd. *) ritie.
- oliuet, place of Oliues:
- [fr] ombrage, shade, harbor, or bower to rest
- ominous, that signifieth some good, or ill
- omit, let passe, ouerslip.
- omnipotent, almightie, great, or high
- omni-scient, knowing all things
- onerous, burdenous, or chargeable
- onust, loaden, ouercharged
- operation, (* synonyms *) working, or
- operatiue, effect (* synonyms end *)
- opinionate, hauing a good opinion of, or
standing on his owne opinion
- oportunitie, fitnes, to any thing,
- oppilation, stopping
- oppose, set againe
- opposite, contrarie, or set euer against
- oppressed, grieued, or violently wron-
- opprobrious, reprochfull, to taunt, reuile,
or vpbraide with bad speeches.
- oppugne, to labour against, to resist
- option, choosing or wishing
- oracle, (g) a speech or aunswere giuen from
- oratorie, eloquent speech:
- ordination, ordeyning
- ordure, dung, filth,
- orfice, mouth
- originall, the first, or such as it was at the
- organe, (g) an instrument to doo any thing
- ornament, a decking, adorning, or trim-
- orphant, (g) a childe without parents
- ossicle, bone:
- [fr] ostages, pledges giuen and taken
- ostentation, boasting
- orthographie, (g) true writing
- [fr] ouerplus, more then needeth
- [fr] outragious, fierce, vnreasonable.
- PAcifie, to make quiet.
- pactation, a couenanting or bargay-
- [fr] palatine, belonging to a Princes Court,
- palinodie, (g) a recanting, or vnsaying of
- palpable, that may be felt, manifest:
- pamphlet, a small treatise, or booke
- parable, (g) similitude, or an applying of
some thing to our matter, fitly alleaged,
for some likenesse which it hath to our
- paradise, (g) place of pleasure
- paradoxe, (g) marueilous, or strange
- [fr] paragon, patterne, example
- paraleles, (g) lines, or other things as farre
off from one another, in one place as in
- paramour, an amorous louer
- paraphrase, (g) exposition of any thing by
- parasite, (g) a base flatterer, or soothing
- parenthesis, (g) a clause contayned in ano-
- paricide, a murtherer of parents
- [fr] parle, speech, or conference.
- parsimonie, thriftines, sparing
- participate, partake, deuide, or distribute,
to giue, or take part:
- particularize, to deuide into parts, and to
handle euery particuler.
- partition, deuision.
- passeouer, one of the Jewes feasts, in re-
membrance of Gods passing ouer them,
when he slewe so many of the Egiptians
- passion, suffering, griefe
- pastorall, belonging to sheapheards
- patheticall, (g) vehement, full of passions,
or mouing affections
- patriarke, (g) chiefe father
- patrimonie, fathers, gift, or goods left by a
- [fr] patronage, defence, protection
- patronise, defend
- paucitie, fewnes, or smale number
- pause, thinke, stay, or rest
- [fr] pauillion, tente
- peerelesse, worthie, vnmatchable
- peccaui, I haue offended.
- peccant, offending, doing amisse
- peculiar, proper, or specially belonging
- pecuniarie, coyne
- pellicles, skinnes
- penetrable, that may be pearsed
- penitentiarie, one repenting, or doing pen-
- penaltie, losse
- [fr] pension, payment, yearely fee
- [fr] pensiue, sorrowfull
- pentecost, (g) whitsontide
- penurie, want or extreame neede
- perambulation, a walking about
- peregrination, iourneing in a strange land
- peremptorie, resolute, short
- perforations, holes, or pierced through
- perfidious, trayterous, vnfaithfull
- perfricated, rubbed much
- perilous, dangerous
- periclitation, ieopardie, or hazarding
- period, (g) the end of a perfect sentence
- periurie, forswearing, or breaking of ones
- permanent, continuing, or a biding till the
- permission, sufferance, leaue
- permit, suffer, giue leaue
- permutable, changable
- pernitious, dangerous, hurtfull
- perpendicular, directly, downe right
- perpetrate, to commit, or doe
- perpetuitie, continuance for euer
- perplexitie, troublesome, griefe, distresse,
- persecute, trouble, afflict, or pursue
- persist, (* synonyms *) continew, constantly,
- perseuer, and resolutely. (* synonyms end *)
- personate, to counterfaite, anothers per-
- perspicacie, quicknes of sight, vnderstan-
- perspicuous, euedent, cleare, that may bee
- pertinacie, obstinacie, stifnes in opinion
- perturbation, disquietnes, or trouble
- peruerse, froward, mischeiuous
- peruert, ouerthrowe, or turne vp side
- [fr] pese, to weigh
- peruicacie, obstinacie, stifneckednes
- [fr] pesant, clowne
- pester, filled
- pest, the plague, or pestilence
- pestiferous, contagious, hurtfull
- petition, prayer, or request
- [fr] pettigree, stock, or ofspring
- petulancie, wantonnes, saucines.
- phantasie, (g) imagination
- philacteries, (g) scroles of parchment,
whereon, was writen the tenne com-
- physiognomie, (g) knowledge of a mans
- (* contd. *) nature by his visage, and countenance
- physicke, (g) medicine, helping, or curing
- phlebotomie, (g) letting bloud
- phrase, (g) forme of speach
- philosophie, (g) study of wisdome
- phrensie, (g) madnes
- pietie, godliness, holines
- [fr] pillage, spoile in warre, and sacking, of
- pinguiditie, fatnes, or greasinesse
- [fr] pilot, maister, guider of a ship
- [fr] pionner, digger, or ditcher
- piramis, (* synonyms *) (g) a steeple, or other build-
- piramides, ing, or a pillar broade be-
neath, and sharpe aboue (* synonyms end *)
- pistated, baked
- [fr] pirate, a robber on the sea
- [fr] pittance, short, banquet
- placable, easie to be pleased
- planet, (g) wandring starre
- [fr] plaintife, the partie complayning
- plausible, pleasing, or receiued ioyfully, and
- plenitude, fulnes, thicknesse
- [fr] plonge, dippe, or put vnder the water
- plume, feather
- pluralitie, more then one
- pluuiatile, raine
- poeme, (g) verses of a poet
- poet, (g) a verse maker
- poetesse, a woman poet
- pole, (g) the end of the axeltree whereon
the astronomers, faine the heauens to be
- pollicie, a wittie shift
- poligamie, (g) hauing moe wiues then
- polish, to deck, or make faire, smooth,
sleeke, or shining
- pollute, defile, or distaine, or make fil-
- pomegarnet, or pomegranet, (k) (* synonyms *) fruite (*
synonyms end *)
- pompe, the countenance of things in fur-
niture, and setting foorth to the outward
- ponderous, weightie, heauie
- pontificall, lordly, sumptuous, bishop-
- portable, that may be carried with ease.
- popular, seeking the fauour of the people
by all meanes possible:
- populus, full of people:
- popularitie, pleasing the people,
- position, a question to be disputed of
- posteritie, they that come after by birth:
the age after vs.
- postscript, written after
- potion, a drinke,
- [fr] pourtrait, draw the forme, or proportion
of a thing
- practicall, (g) (* synonyms *)
- practique, practising.
- pragmaticall, (* synonyms end *)
- [fr] preamble, forespeech, a flourish, entrance,
- precedent, going before
- precept, a rule giuen, an admonition, or
- precinct, compasse appointed:
- predecessor, one that was in place before
- predestinate, to appoint before.
- prediction, afore telling, or prophecying
- predominate, ruling
- preheminence, excellent, rule, authoritie
- preface, a speech before the matter it
- prefigurate, forshewe by a figure
- prefixed, set in the fore part
- pregnant, wittie, substantiall, with
- (* contd. *) child,
- preiudicate, giuing his iudgment, before
he knoweth the man, or matter
- preiudice, hindering ones cause, sentence,
an opinion deliuered before knowledge
of any thing
- preludium, an entrance to any thing
- premeditation, thinking of a matter before
- [fr] premunire, forfeiture of goods
- preoccupation, a preuenting by speech or
- preordination, appointing before
- preparatiue, that which maketh fit or pre-
- preposterous, disorder, froward, topsiter-
uie, setting the cart before the horse, as
we vse to say
- prerogatiue, priuiledge, or authoritie be-
- presage, to tell before, to betoken, to fore-
- presbitarie, (g) eldership
- prescience, foreknowledge
- prescript, decree, or assignement
- prescription, limitation, or appointing a
- preseruatiue, that which defendeth
- president, a chiefe, ruler next vnder the
- prest, reacte
- presuppose, faine a thing to be before it
- pretermit, to passe ouer, to forget willing-
- preterlapsed, passed, or gone past
- pretext, an excuse, colour, or pretence
- preuarication, collusion, or betraying of a
cause or matter, for want of more ear-
- primitiue, (* synonyms *) first, or formost,
- primarie, or excellent, (* synonyms end *)
- prioritie, being in the formost place, or in
greater excellencie and superioritie then
- pristine, old, wonted, or accustomed
- priuation, depriuing, vtter taking away,
- priuiledge, prerogatiue, or liberty, more
then others haue
- probable, that may be easilie proued to be
- probation, alouance, tryall
- probleme (g) proposition, or sentence
- (* contd. *) in manner of a question.
- proceede, goe forth, or goe forward,
- processe, proceeding, passing forward,
- procliuitie, inclination to any thing
- proctcur, a factour, or solicitor.
- procrastinate, to defer, or delay
- prodigall, too riotous in spending
- prodigious, wonderfull, giuing an ill
- prodition, betraying, treason
- profane, vngodly, not consecrated, or vn-
hallowing that which was holy.
- profound, deepe, or high.
- profunditie, deepenes.
- profusion, pouring out wastfully,
- progenie, ofspring, generation, or issue of
- progenitor, a fore-father, or grandfather.
- prognosticate, (g) to know or giue out be-
fore-hand, or to tell afore-hand what
- progresse, a going forward:
- prohibit, to forbid, or giue straight charge
to the contrary.
- proiect, a plot, or wise contriuing of any
thing, or casting forth
- prolixe, tedious, long, or large.
- prolocutor, a speaker for another
- prologue, a preface, or forespeech
- prolong, stretch out, or defer.
- promerit, desert:
- promote, to honor or aduaunce to greater
dignitie, and higher place
- prompt, ready, quicke:
- promulgation, publishing openly, or pro-
- prone, ready, or inclining
- [fr] prowesse, valiantnesse
- propagate, to enlarge, or multiply.
- prophecie, (g) foretell, or expound
- prophet, (g) he that prophecieth
- propitiation, a sacrifice to appease Gods
- propitiatorie, that which reconcileth, or
which purchaseth mercie, at the mercie
- propitious, not displeased, fauourable
- proportion, equalnes, measure:
- propose, propound, set before, or shew
- proprietie, propertie, owing, or challeng-
ing as his owne, and none others:
- proroge, put off, prolong, deferre
- proscription, a condemnation, or banish-
ment proclaimed, or an open
- (* contd. *) sale.
- prose, that writing which is not verse.
- proselite, (g) stranger conuerted to our re-
ligion or manners:
- prosequute, follow after, or finish
- prospect, a sight a farre off.
- prostitute, set open for vncleanesse, to set
foorth to sale.
- prostrate, to cast downe, or fall downe flat
on the ground.
- protect, defend, saue, or couer:
- protest, to affirme, and declare openly:
- protract, deferre, or prolong, or draw out
- prouident, forseeing with wise considera-
tion, and prouiding aforehand
- prouinciall, iurisdiction, belonging to a pro-
uince, or outcountry
- prouocation, prouoking, enforcing, vrging
pressing, or alluring
- prudence, wisdome, wittinesse
- publicane, a farmer, or common man of a
- [fr] pulers, dust, or pouders
- puluirisated, beaten, or broken into dust, or
- purifie, purge, scoure, or make cleane
- [fr] pursuit, following after
- putrifie, to waxe rotten, or corrupted as a
- pulsillanimitie, faint-hartednes, cowardli-
- [fr] puissant, strong, valiant
- QVadrangle, foure-cornered
- quadrant, (* synonyms *) foure square, or
- quadrate, a quarter. (* synonyms end *)
- quartane, belonging to, or comming euery
- queach, thicke heape
- querimonious, full of complaining, and la-
- [fr] quintessence, chiefe vertue, drawne by
art out of many compounds together.
- quondam, heeretofore, in times past
- [fr] quote, cite, preuent
- quotodian, daily, that happeneth euery
- RAcha, fie, a note of extreame anger,
signified by the gesture of the person
that speaketh it, to him that he speaketh to.
- radicall, partaining to the roote, naturall:
- radiant, shining bright:
- [fr] rallie, gather together men dispersed, and
out of order.
- [fr] rampar, fortification, or trench
- rapacitie, (* synonyms *) violent, catching, extortion, or
- rapine, pillage, or rauening. (* synonyms end *)
- raritie, scarsenes, fewnes
- ratifie, establish, or confirme
- [fr] rauish, take away by force,
- [fr] raunged, ordered, or put into order
- reachlesse, carelesse, or negligent:
- reall, substantiall, or that is indeed subsi-
- recantation, an vnsaying of that which was
- recapitulation, a briefe rehearsing againe
of any thing
- receptacle, a place to receiue things in
- reciprock, or (* synonyms *) that hath respect back a
- reciprocall, gaine to the same thing. (* synonyms end *)
- recite, rehearse, or repeate
- reclaime, to gainesay, or call back againe:
- [fr] recognissance, acknowledging, or a signe
of acknowledging, and confessing any
- [fr] recoile, goe backe.
- reconcile, bring into fauour, or to make
- records, writings layde vp for remem-
- recreate, refresh, comfort,
- recourse, a running backe againe
- rectifie, to make right or straight
- redeeme, purchase, buy againe, or raun-
- redemption, a buying againe
- [fr] redresse, correct, amend.
- reduce, to bring back againe
- reduction, a bringing backe
- redundant, ouerflowing, or abounding too
- reduplicated, doubled.
- reedifie, build vp againe
- reestablish, to settle againe as before
- refection, a refreshing, or recreating.
- refell, to confute, or proue false
- reference, a pointing at, or alluding to
- referre, put ouer, or to report himselfe vn-
- refine, repaire, renue, or amend
- reflection, casting backe, or bowing, tur-
ning backe againe
- refractarie, wilful in opinion, obstinate.
- [fr] refraine, abstaine from, keepe in
- refuge, succour, or place of safetie
- refulgent, shining bright
- refute, to disproue
- regall, princly, like a King
- regenerate, borne againe
- regeneration, a new birth,
- regent, a Gouernor, or Ruler
- regiment, gouernment, guidance, rule, or
- register, kalender, a reckoning booke
- regrator, huckster, or one that buyeth any
thing, and trims it vp to make it more
- regresse, returning backe againe
- reguler, made according to rule and order.
- reiect, fling, cast away, or refuse
- [fr] reioynder, a thing added afterwards, or
is when the defendant maketh answere
to the replication of the plaintife.
- reiterate, to doo, or repeate againe the same
- relapse, back-sliding.
- relate, report, rehearse, or declare
- relation, pointing, reporting, or referring
- relatiue, hauing relation vnto
- relaxation, refreshing, releasing,
- release, free, quit:
- [fr] reliefe, ayde, helpe, or succour.
- reliques, the remainder.
- relinquish, to leaue, or forsake
- relish, tast:
- remarkable, able or worthy to be marked a-
- remisse, loose, negligent, or dull, or too fa-
- remit, forgiue, release, or acquite.
- [fr] remorse, prick of conscience
- remote, set a farre of
- remuneration, rewarding, or requiting
- renouate, renew, or repaire
- renounce, forsake, or resigne
- [fr] renoume, credite, fame, report
- reparation, a renewing
- [fr] repast, foode
- [fr] repeale, call backe againe
- repell, to put, or thrust backe
- repercussiue, striking, or rebounding back
- replenish, fill:
- replete, filled full
- repleueying, redeeming of a gage, or any
thing in prison:
- replie, to confirme a speech before vttered.
- [fr] repose, put, wholly, to rest
- represent, expresse, beare shew of a thing
- represse, put downe, to let or stop
- reprobate, a cast away, out of fauour, a
forlorne person, and one past grace
- [fr] reproch, shame, disgrace
- republicke, a Common-wealth
- repugnancie, contrarietie, or disagreement
- repugnant, contrarie
- repugne, to resist, oppose, stand against
- repulse, to put, or driue backe
- repute, account, or esteeme:
- requisite, required as necessary:
- reserue, to keepe for the time to come
- resident, abiding or continuing in his place.
- resignation, a yeelding vp, or restoring of a-
- resigne, giue ouer to another
- resist, withstand
- resolue, to vnloose, to satisfie, to purpose
- [fr] resort, accesse, or comming to
- respiration, breathing out.
- [fr] respite, defer, or delay the time, to breath
- resplendent, shining bright
- responses, answers.
- restauration, restoring, or reuiuing
- restitution, restoring, satisfaction
- restrained, beeing held in, or brideled
- resume, take againe
- [fr] retire, to giue backe, or goe back
- reteyne, keepe backe
- retort, to turne, or wrest backward
- [fr] retract, going backe
- retrograde, going backward
- [fr] reuell, play the wanton
- reuerend, worthy of reuerence
- reueale, lay open, disclose, or make known
a matter of secret
- reuert, to returne
- [fr] reuenewe, rents comming in
- reuoke, to call backe, or draw back
- [fr] reuolt, forsake one, to goe to another his
- reuelue, to tosse vp and downe, to deter-
mine well of in the mind
- rhetorician, (g) learned and skilfull in rhe-
- rhetoricke, (g) art of eloquence
- rheume, (g) or catarre, (* synonyms *) a distilling of
mours from the head (* synonyms end *)
- ridiculous, that deserueth to be laughed at
- [fr] sallie, to step out from the rest of the ar-
mie, to make a skermish
- saluation, a sauing
- salubritie, wholesomnes
- sanctifie, hallowe, make holy, or keepe
- sanctification, holines
- sanctitie, (* synonyms *) holi-
- sanctmonie, nes. (* synonyms end *)
- sanctuarie, holy place, saue, defend
- sandals, (g) slippers
- sanguine, bloudy, or of the colour of
- sanitie, health, or soundnes
- sapience, wisdome
- satiate, filled, satisfied
- satietie, fulnes, plentie
- satisfaction, a making amends for wrongs,
- satisfactorie, that dischargeth, or answer-
- saturate, filled, or glutted
- saturitie, fulnesse, or plentifulnesse
- [fr] sauage, wild, cruell, or rude
- satyre, (g) a nipping and scoffing verse
- satericke, (* synonyms *) belonging to a
- satiricall, scoffing verse. (* synonyms end *)
- scandalize, (g) to offend, or giue occasion,
- scandall, (g) an offence, or stumbling
- [fr] scarifie, to launce, or open a sore
- [fr] schedule, obligation, or bill of ones hand.
- schisme, breach, or diuision in matters of
- schismatike, that maketh a schisme
- science, knowledge, or skill
- scripture, writing
- scruple, doubt, difficultie
- scrutiny, dilligent search, inquiry
- scrupulous, full of doubts
- scurrilitie, saucie, scoffing
- seclude, shutout, or put a part
- sectarie, one whom many other doe followe
- sect, a diuersitie in opinion from others
- section, a deuision, or parting
- secular, worldly, of the world
- secundarie, the second, or of the second sort
- securitie, carelessenes, feare of nothing
- sediment, that which sinketh to the bot-
- seditious, making contention
- seduce, deceiue, or deuide, or leade aside
- sedulitie, dilligence or carefulnes
- [fr] segniorie, lordship
- segregate, to set a part, or seperate
- [fr] seize, to forfaite to the prince
- select, to choose out from others
- semicircle, halfe a circle, or compasse
- seminarie, a nurserie, or seede plot for
young trees, or grafts
- senator, alderman, or counsailer
- sense, feeling, or perceiuing
- sensible, easily felt, or perceiued
- sensuall, brutish, pertaining to the flesh, and
- sententious, full of fine sentences, and
- [fr] sentinell, watching by night
- seperation, deuiding, seuering, or parting
one from another
- sepulcher, graue, or tombe
- sepulte, burie, or lay in the ground
- sequele, following, or that which follow-
- sequester, to put into an indifferent mans
hands, to deuide, keepe or iudge of
- serious, earnest, or of waight, and impor-
- serpentine, of, or like a serpent
- seruile, slauish
- seruitude, bondage, or slauery
- seuere, sharpe, curst, or cruell
- seueritie, sharpnes, roughnes
- sex, kind
- shackle, fetter
- significant, plainely signifying
- simile, or, (* synonyms *) likenes, or re-
- similitude, semblance. (* synonyms end *)
- [fr] simonie, when spirituall matters, are
bought, and solde for money
- simplicitie, plainenes
- sinister, vnhappie, bad, vnlawefull, or con-
- sincere, pure, vncorrupt, vnmingled, or
- singularitie, being like no body else, in o-
pinion, or other wayes
- situation, setting, or standing of any place.
- sleight, guile, craft, or subtiltie.
- smatterer, some what learned, or one ha-
uing but a little skill
- snatch, to take hastely
- snipperings, pairings
- [fr] soare, mount high
- sociall, or (* synonyms *) fellowe like, one that wil
- sociable, keepe company, or one with
- (* contd. *) whom a man may easily keepe com-
pany. (* synonyms end *)
- societie, fellowship, company
- sodomitrie, when one man lyeth filthylie
with another man
- [fr] soiourne, remaine in a place
- solace, comfort
- solemnize, to doe a thing with great
pompe, reuerence, or deuotion
- [fr] solicite, moue
- solide, sound, heauie, not hollowe
- solitarie, alone, or without company
- solution, vnloosing, or paying
- sophister, (g) cauiller, or craftie disputer
- sophistikation, (* synonyms *) a cauilling, deceit-
- sophisme, full speech. (* synonyms end *)
- [fr] sotte, foole, dunse
- [fr] soueraigne, chiefe, or highest in autho-
- [fr] source, waue, or issuing foorth of water
- [fr] soile, foule, or durtie
- spatious, large, wide, or broade
- specifie, signifie, or declare particularly
- specke, spot, or marke
- spectacle, a thing to be looked at
- sperme, seede
- sphære, (g) round circle, or any thing that
- (* contd. *) is round
- spicerie, a place to keepe spice in
- splendent, glistering, shinning
- splene, milt
- spongeous, like a sponge
- spousals, betrothings, or contracts
- spume, fome, or froth
- stabilitie, surenes, certaine, strong
- stable, sure, stedfast
- stablished, sure, confirmed, one made
- station, a standing place
- statue, an image of wood, or any other
- stature, height, bignes
- sterilitie, barrennes
- stigmaticall (g) knauish, noted for a lewd
naughty fellowe, burnt through the eare
for a rogue.
- stile, manner, or forme of speech, or wri-
- stillatorie, a distilling place
- stipendarie, one that serueth for wages
- stipulation, a solemne couenant
- strangle, kill, or hang
- stratageme, a pollicie, or wittie shift in
- strict, straight, seuere, or sharpe.
- strictnes, narrownes, or smalenes
- studius, dilligent, desirous of lear-
- stupefie, to astonish
- stupiditie, astonishment, dulnes
- suasorie, containing counsaile and exhorta-
- subalterne, succeeding, following by course
- subdued, kept vnder, or brought in subiec-
- sublimity, height, highnes
- sublime, set on high, lift vp
- submisse, lowly, humble, brought in sub-
- [fr] suborne, to procure false witnes
- subscribe, write vnder, or to agree with an-
other in any matter
- subsequent, following hard by
- subsiste, to abide, or haue a being
- substitute, a deputie, or one set in place of
- substract, (* synonyms *) take from, with-
- subtract, drawe. (* synonyms end *)
- subtill, craftie, wilie, deceitfull
- subuerte, to turne vpside downe, to de-
- (* contd. *) stroy.
- succeede, followe, or come in anothers
- successor, he that comes in place of another
- succincte, shorten, or briefe, or close girt
- suggest, prompt, tell priuily, or put in mind
- suffixed, fastened vnto
- suffocate, to choake vp, or strangle
- suffragane, a bishops deputie, or hel-
- suffrage, consent, or voice, or helpe
- suggest, a high place, or pulpit
- sulphure, brimstone
- [fr] summarie, an abridgement, or thing
drawne into a lesse compasse
- summarilie, briefely, in fewe words
- [fr] sumptuous, costly, rich
- supererogation, giuing more then is re-
- superabundant, (* synonyms *) needelesse, vnnecessarie
ouer much, that which
- superfluous, runneth ouer. (* synonyms end *)
- superficies, vpper side, or out side
- superficiall, taking onely the outside, and
- superioritie, place aboue another
- superscription, writing aboue
- superstitious, feareful in matters of religi-
on without cause, one giuen to false and
- supplant, ouerthrowe, or trippe, with the
- supplement, that which maketh vp, or ad-
deth that which wanteth in any thing
- [fr] supple, make soft, or gentle
- supplication, request, or prayer
- [fr] suppliant, humbly intreating
- support, beare vp, or conuaie vnder
- supposition, supposing, thinking, iudging,
- suppresse, keepe downe, conceale, or keepe
- supreme, the highest, or greatest
- supremacie, chiefedome, or highest place in
authoritie aboue all others
- [fr] surcease, to giue ouer, or cease
- [fr] surcharge, ouercharge, hurt
- [fr] surmount, (* synonyms *) exceede, or
- surpasse, goe beyond (* synonyms end *)
- surplus, more then inough
- [fr] surprise, to come vpon, and vnawares,
and to take of a suddaine.
- surrender, to yield vp to another
- [fr] surrogate, a deputie in anothers place
- [fr] suruiue, ouer liue, or liue after
- suspense, doubt, or vncertaintie
- sustained, suffered, or endured
- swaine, clowne
- swarth, darke, or blackish
- swarue, goe awry erre.
- sycophant, (g) tale bearer or false accu-
- symball, (g) creede
- symmetrie, (g) a due proportion of one part
- sympathie, (g) fellowelike feeling.
- symptome, (g) any griefe, or passion, fol-
lowing a disease
- synagogue, (g) place of assemblie
- synode, (g) a generall assemblie, or mee-
- [fr] Tablet, little table
- tabernacle, a tent, or pauilion
- tacite, still, silent, saying nothing
- taciturnite, silence, or keeping counsaile
- [fr] tapish, lie downe, hide it selfe
- taxed, seised, appointed to pay a subsidie
- temerarious, rash, vnaduised, or haire-
- temeritie, rashnes, vnaduisednes
- temperance, sobrietie, moderation
- temperate, keeping a meane, moderate
- temperature, (* synonyms *) temperatenes, meane,
- temperament, or due proportion. (* synonyms end *)
- tempestuous, boisterous, or stormie
- temporall, that which indureth but for a
- temporarie, for a time
- temporise, to serue the time, or to followe
the fashions, and behauiour of the
- tenacitie, nigardnes
- tenuitie, smalenesse, or slendernesse
- [fr] tenure, hold, or manner of holding a pos-
- termination, ending, finishing, or boun-
- [fr] teritorie, region, or the countrie lying a-
bout the citie.
- tertian, belonging to euery third day
- terrestriall, earthly
- testament, last will
- testification, witnessing
- testimonies, records, depositions or wit-
- tetrarch, (g) gouernour, or prince of a
fourth part, of a country
- theologie. (g) diuinitie, the science of liuing
blessedly for euer
- theoricke, (g) the contemplation, or inward
knowledge, of any art
- throne, (g) a kings seate, or chaire of
- throtle, strangle, hang, or torment
- thwart, crosse, or mock
- thwite, shaue
- timerous, fearefull, abashed
- timiditie, fearefulnes
- tincture, a colour, die, or staining
- tolerable, that which may be suffered
- tone, (g) a tune, note, or accent
- [fr] trace, find out by the foote steppes
- tractable, easie to handle, or easie to be en-
- tractate, a treatise, or booke, handling any
- [fr] tracte, a space, or length
- tradition, a deliuering from one to ano-
- traduce, to slaunder, reproach, or defame,
- (* contd. *) to bring in, or drawe from one to ano-
- [fr] traffique, bargayning
- tragedian, a maker, or player, of a tragedy.
- tragedie, (g) a solemne play, describing
cruell murders and sorrowes
- tragicall, cruell, sorrowfull, like a tragedy.
- [fr] traine, followers, company
- tranquilitie, quietnes, or calmenes, or
- transcendent, climing ouer, mounting vp
- transferre, conceiue ouer
- transforme, (* synonyms *) change from one fashion, to
- transfigure, another (* synonyms end *)
- transgresse, breake, offende or goe ouer
- [fr] transitorie, soone passing away, not long
- translation, altering, chaunging
- transmigration, a passing from one place, to
dwell in another.
- transmutation, a change from one place,
- transome, lintell ouer a dore
- transparent, that which may bee seene
- transport, carie ouer, from one place to
- transpose, change
- transubstantiation, a changing of one sub-
stance into another
- [fr] trauerse, strike, or thrust through
- triangle, (* synonyms *) three cor-
- triangular, nered. (* synonyms end *)
- tribe, a company, ward, or hundred
- [fr] tribulation, trouble, sorrowe, anguish
- tribunall, iudgement seate
- [fr] tributarie, that payeth tribute
- [fr] tribute, rent, pension, or subsidie
- tripartite, threefold, or deuided into three
- triuiall, common, of smale estimation
- triumph, great ioy outwardly shewed
- triumphant, reioycing for the conquest
- [fr] trompe, deceiue
- troncheon, stake, or billet
- trophee, a victorie, or any thing set in
signe of victorie
- tropickes, (g) circles in the heauen which
when the sunne comes too, beginnes
to returne againe.
- [fr] troupe, company, or band of men in an
- truce, peace
- trucheman, an interpreter
- truculent, cruell, or terrible in counte-
- trunchion, weapon.
- tumult, vprore, hurly, burly or insurrec-
- tumultuous, (* synonyms *) troublous, disturbing
- turbulent, or disquieting. (* synonyms end *)
- tiranize, vse crueltie
- type, (g) figure, example, shadowe of any
- Vacant, voyde, or emptie
- vacation, a time of ceasing from labour
- [fr] vagabonde, runnagate, one that will stay
- validitie, strength, or force, or value
- valour, force, courage, or strength
- value, price, or estimation
- [fr] vanquish, ouercome, preuaile, conquer,
- vapor, moisture, ayre, hote breath, or rea-
- varietie, change, or diuersitie
- [fr] vassall, slaue, client
- vaste, spoiled, destroyed, emptie
- [fr] vauntcourers, forerunners
- vbiquitie, presence of a person in all places.
- varnish, shine
- vegetable, springing, or growing, as
- vehement, earnest, strong, forcible
- vendible, saileable, easie, and readie to be
- venerable, worshipfull, or reuerende
- veneriall, (* synonyms *) fleshly, or lecherous,
- venerous, giuen to lecherie. (* synonyms end *)
- veniall, that which may be pardoned
- vente, saleable
- ventricle, the stomacke which receiues the
- venuste, faire, beautifull
- verbatim, word by word, perfectly
- verbositie, much talking, and pratling
- veritie, truth
- verifie, to proue it to be true
- versifie, make verses
- vertigiousnes, lightnes, or a swimming of
- vestall, a nunne, vowing chastitie
- vesture, (* synonyms *) garment, attire, or
- vestiment, clothing. (* synonyms end *)
- [fr] viand, victailes
- [fr] viceroy, one set as a deputie in the Kings
- vicinitie, neighbourhoode
- vicegerent, one that supplyeth the place of
- vicious, faultie, or full of vice
- victorious, that hath gotten many victo-
- viewe, behold, marke, or consider, or looke
- vigilance, watchfull, dilligence.
- vigour, strength, courage, or force
- vincible, that may be wonne, or easily o-
- vineyard, orchard of grapes
- violate, to transgresse, defile, deflowre, or
- violent, forcible, cruell, iniurious:
- viperine, like a viper, or of a viper.
- virago, a woman of manly courage
- virulent, full of poyson, venemous.
- [fr] visage, face, forme, or shape.
- vision, sight, apparition, or a phantasie.
- visible, that may be seene
- visitation, going to see
- vitall, liuely, or pertayning to life.
- vitiate, to corrupt, or deflower, and defile.
- viuificent, liuely, or full of strength
- viuifie, to quicken, or make aliue:
- vlcer, bile, or botch
- vlcerate, to blister, or make full of sores
- vmpire, iudge:
- vnconceaueable, not able to be conceiued
- vnacessible, that cannot be come to.
- vnanimitie, one consent of hart and mind
- vnction, annointing
- vndecent, vncomlie
- vndermine, graue, dig
- vnguent, an oyntment, or fat iuyce
- vnitie, (* synonyms *) peace, or
- vnion, concord (* synonyms end *)
- vnitie, to make one thing of two, or moe,
to couple, or ioyne:
- vnsatiable, not content
- vniformitie, one and the same fashion
- vniuersall, generall, common:
- vocall, with the voice, or pertaining to the
- vocation, calling, estate, or trade of life.
- vnsatiable, that neuer hath enough, neither
can be satis-fied:
- volubilitie, swiftnes, or inconstancie
- voluntary, of the owne accord, without be-
ing taught, or vrged.
- voluptuous, giuen to pleasure
- [fr] vpbraid, rise in ones stomach, cast in ones
- vrbanitie, curtesie, good manners, or gen-
- vrgent, earnestly calling vpon, forcing
- [fr] vsurpe, take vnlawfull authoritie, or to
vse against right and reason.
- [fr] vtensiles, things necessary for our vse in
house-keeping, or in a trade.
- vtilitie, profit
- vlgar, common, much vsed
- ZOdiack, (g) a circle in the heauen,
wherein be placed the 12. signes, and
in which the Sunne is mooued.
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