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From STC 4884 and Robert Cawdrey, A Table Alphabeticall, ed. Robert A. Peters (Gainesville, Florida: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1966).

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Index to Cawdrey's Table Alphabeticall


Cawdrey's Work, and the Development of the Dictionary in Early Modern England

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 lexicographic information.

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.

Cawdrey's Life

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 obedience.

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 schoolmaster.

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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      (* fol. A1r *)

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
vnskilfull persons.

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
onely Sauiour.

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
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.

Your Honors and Worships, euer
ready in Christ Iesus to be com-
maunded, Robert Cawdrey.

      (* fol. A3r *) To the Reader.

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


      (* fol. A3v *) To the Reader.

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


      (* fol. A4r *) To the Reader.

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


      (* fol. A4v *) To the Reader.

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.

      (* fol. B1r *)

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.

      B. [fr] abdi-

      (* fol. B1v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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,
    or Oxford:
  • 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
    done before.
  • accesse, free comming to, or a way to a place,


      (* fol. B2r *) of hard English words.

  • 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.

      B2 adiacint,

      (* fol. B2v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    seruice vnto
  • 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] aduowsion,

      (* fol. B3r *) of hard English words.

  • [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.

      B3 alchi-

      (* fol. B3v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • alchimie, the art of turning other mettals
    into gold.
  • [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] ambassa-

      (* fol. B4r *) of hard English 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
    the deuill.
  • anchoue, (k) of fruite.
  • [fr] angle, corner.
  • [fr] anguish, griefe.
  • angust, straight, narrow.
  • animate, encourage.


      (* fol. B4v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    comming yearely.
  • annuall, yearely.
  • anthem, song.
  • antecessor, an auncestour, or predecessour
    that goeth or liueth in the age or place
    before vs.
  • antichrist, (g) against, or contrarie to
  • anticipation, preuenting by a foreknow-
  • antidote, (g) a counterpoise, or remedy a-
    gainst poyson.
  • [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


      (* fol. B5r *) of hard English words.

  • 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-
    ther thing.
  • 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.


      (* fol. B5v *) An Alphabeticall table.

  • 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
    himselfe alone.
  • 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


      (* fol. B6r *) of hard English words.

  • 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
    of worke
  • 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


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  • 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)

      (* fol. B7r *) of hard English words.

  • 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-
    ting vpon.
  • 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
    of money.
  • auburne (k) colour
  • audience, hearing, or hearkening, or those
    that heare.
  • audacious, bold, rash, or foolish hardie
  • auditor, hearer, or officer of accounts
  • audible, easie to be heard.
  • auer, auouch, call to witnes, proue.


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  • 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.


      (* fol. B8r *) of hard English words.

  • 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
    to pleade:
  • barreter, a contentious person, quarreller,
    or fighter:
  • [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.


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  • 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


      (* fol. C1r *) of hard English words.

  • braule, wrangle.
  • brachygraphie, (g) short writing.
  • [fr] bragard, fine, trim, proude
  • [fr] brandish, to shake a sword
  • breuitie, shortnes
  • brickle, (* synonyms *) easiely broken,
  • brittle, lymber. (* synonyms end *)
  • [fr] brigand, a theefe, or robber by the high
    way side.
  • [fr] brigandine, coate of defence
  • [fr] brigantine, a small ship
  • brothell, keeper of a house of baudry,
  • brooch, iewell.
  • [fr] bruite, report, noyse.
  • buggerie, coniunction with one of the same
    kinde, or of men with beasts.
  • bugle, glasse
  • buglasse, (k) herbe
  • bullyon, coyne
  • [fr] burgesse, a head man of a towne.


  • CAlamitie, trouble, affliction.
  • calcinate, to make salt:
  • calefie, make warme, heate, or chafe.
  • calygraphie, (g) fayre writing.

      C. calli-

      (* fol. C1v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • calliditie, craftines, or deceit
  • calumniation, a discrediting by worde, or
    false accusation.
  • 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-


      (* fol. C2r *) of hard English words.

  • [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
    Christian religion.
  • 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
    taking heede
  • 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

      C2 or

      (* fol. C2v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • (* contd. *) or circle.
  • centurion, captaine of a hundren men.
  • ceruse, white leade, or painting that wo-
    men vse.
  • 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


      (* fol. C3r *) of hard English words.

  • 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,
    to limit.
  • 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-
    trap craftily.
  • citron, (k) fruit
  • ciuilitie, honest in conuersation, or gentle
    in behauiour.
  • clamarus, making a great noyse
  • chassick, chiefe, and approued,
  • [fr] clauicordes, mirth,
  • claritude, cleerenes, renowne,
  • clemencie, gentlenes, curtesie.

      C 3 client,

      (* fol. C3v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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


      (* fol. C4r *) of hard English words.

  • 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
    part vnto
  • [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


      (* fol. C4v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    mingling together.
  • 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


      (* fol. C5r *) of hard English words.

  • 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,
    or meete.
  • concurse, running together of many to a
  • condigne, worthie
  • condiscende, agree vnto, or consent
  • condole, to be greeued, or sorrowfull
    with another.
  • 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


      (* fol. C5v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    freeze together
  • 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


      (* fol. C6r *) of hard English words.

  • 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-
    sist, stand
  • [fr] consistorie, place of ciuill iudgement
  • consociate, companie with, or ioyne a com-
    panion vnto.
  • 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


      (* fol. C6v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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


      (* fol. C7r *) of hard English words.

  • (* 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
    the otherr.
  • corrigible, easily corrected
  • corroborate, confirme, or strengthen, or
    make strong.
  • corroded, gnawd about


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  • 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


      (* fol. C8r *) of hard English words.

  • criminous, (* synonyms *) faultie, that wherein is some
  • criminall, fault. (* synonyms end *)
  • crisped, curled, or frisled.
  • criticall, (g) which giueth iudgement of
    sicknes. &c.
  • 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.


      (* fol. C8v *) An Alphabeticall table


  • 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
    for phisicke.
  • decorum, comlines
  • decrepite, very old
  • dedicate, to giue for euer.


      (* fol. D1r *) of hard English words.

  • 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

      D. waters:

      (* fol. D1v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • (* 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


      (* fol. D2r *) of hard English words.

  • 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

      D2 detrude,

      (* fol. D2v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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.


      (* fol. D3r *) of hard English words.

  • 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
    to order.
  • 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
    put difference
  • discide, cut off, or in peeces
  • discipline, instruction, or training vp.
  • disciple, scholler,
  • discipher, to lay open, or make plaine

      D3 dis-

      (* fol. D3v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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-
    rowly into:
  • 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
    is not:
  • dislocation, setting out of right place,
  • [fr] disloyall, one whom it is not good to trust,
    vntrustie, trayterous.
  • 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


      (* fol. D4r *) of hard English words.

  • (* contd. *) planted.
  • display, spread abroade
  • dispose, to set in order, to appoint.
  • disposition, naturall inclination, or setting
    in order.
  • 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


      (* fol. D4v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • distribute, deuide in sunder, or to giue in
    sundrie parts.
  • 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-
    hold: priuate
  • dominere, rule, beare sway
  • domicilles, houses
  • dominion, (* synonyms *) rule, lordship or
  • domination, maistership. (* synonyms end *)
  • donatiue, a gift, in money or other things


      (* fol. D5r *) of hard English words.

  • 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,
    a proclamation.
  • 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


      (* fol. D5v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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,

      (* fol. D6r *) of hard English words.

  • [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,

      (* fol. D6v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • [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
    are equall.
  • [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


      (* fol. D7r *) of hard English words

  • (* 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
    any thing.
  • 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


      (* fol. D7v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • (* 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,
    or fellowship
  • 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-


      (* fol. D8r *) of hard English words.

  • 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


      (* fol. D8v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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.


      (* fol. E1r *) of hard English words.


  • Fabricate, make, fashion.
  • fabulous, fained, counterfeited, much
    talked of
  • 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

      E. to

      (* fol. E1v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • (* 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


      (* fol. E2r *) of hard English words.

  • fluxible, thin, and running easily downe
    like water.
  • [fr] floscles, flowers
  • fluxe, disease of scouring
  • [fr] feeble, weake, lacking strength
  • fomentation, an asswaging, or comforting
    by warmth.
  • 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
    broken of.
  • 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.

      E2 frigifie,

      (* fol. E2v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • frigifie, coole, make cold
  • friuolous, vaine, trifeling, of no estimation.
  • frontlet, (k) attire for the fore-head
  • fructifie, to make fruitfull, or bring foorth
    much fruit.
  • frugall, thriftie, temperate in expences
  • fruition, inioying, possession
  • frustrate, make voyde, deceiue
  • fugitiue, runnagate, or starting away
  • fulgent, glistering, or shining
  • fuluide, yellowe
  • fume, to yeeld smoke
  • function, calling, or charge, or trade, and
    place wherein a man liueth.
  • funerall, buriall, mourning: pertaining to a
    buriall, or mourning.
  • furbush, to dresse or scoure, or make cleane
  • [fr] furniture, all things necessary to vse
  • furious, raging, or mad
  • future, that which shall be heereafter

    (* switch to head letter G without notice *)

  • [fr] garboile, hurlie burly
  • gardian, a keeper, or defendor
  • gargarise, to wash the mouth, and throate
    within, by stirring some liquor vp and
    downe in the mouth,
  • garnar, (* synonyms *) corne, or corne
  • granar, chamber. (* synonyms end *)

      [fr] garnish,

      (* fol. E3r *) of hard English words.

  • [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.

      E3 glorifie,

      (* fol. E3v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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 *)


      (* fol. E4r *) of hard English words.

  • 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
    in musicke.
  • [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


      (* fol. E4v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    and strangers.
  • [fr] hostage, pledge
  • hostilitie, hatred, or enmitie, or open wars.
  • huckster, marchant, or trade


      (* fol. E5r *) of hard English words

  • humane, belonging to man, gentle, curte-
    ous, bounteous.
  • 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


      (* fol. E5v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • imbarge, (* synonyms *) see em-
  • imbarke, barke (* synonyms end *)
  • imitation, following, dooing the like:
  • immaculate, vnspotted, vndefiled
  • immanitie, beastlie, crueltie, or hugenesse
    and greatnes
  • 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
    entred into:
  • impenitent, vnrepentant:
  • imperated, commaunded, or ruled ouer


      (* fol. E6r *) of hard English words.

  • imperious, desiring to rule, full of com-
    maunding, stately
  • 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


      (* fol. E6v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • (* 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
    flesh vpon.
  • 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


      (* fol. E7r *) of hard English words.

  • 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-
    out moderation.
  • incredible, marueilous, such as cannot be
  • incorporate, to graft one thing into the bo-
    die of another, to make one bodie or sub-


      (* fol. E7v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • (* 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
    be healed:
  • 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.


      (* fol. E8r *) of hard English words.

  • 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,

      (* fol. E8v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • [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.


      (* fol. F1r *) of hard English words.

  • insatiable, that cannot bee filled or conten-
  • incend, clime vp, or mount vp
  • inscription, a title, or note written vppon
    any place.
  • 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
    hand with.

      F. insult,

      (* fol. F1v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    to another
  • 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,


      (* fol. F2r *) of hard English words.

  • (* 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

      F2 inuersion,

      (* fol. F2v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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


      (* fol. F3r *) of hard English words.

  • iudiciall, belonging to iudgement
  • iurisdiction, authoritie, to make, or execute
    lawes in any place.
  • iustifie, approoue, or make to be accounted
    good and iust
  • iustified made or accounted for righteous,
    cleane from sinne.

    (* switch to head letter L without notice *)

  • laborinth, a place so full of windings and
    turnings, that a man cannot finde the
    way out of it:
  • laborious, painfull, full of labour
  • [fr] language, a tongue, or speech:
  • languishing, pining, consuming, wearing
    away with griefe or sicknes
  • lapidarie, one skilfull in pretious stones or
  • (* synonyms *) [fr] largesse, or largis: liberalitie (* synonyms end *)
  • lasciuious, wanton, lecherous
  • lassitude, wearines
  • latitude, breadth, largnes
  • lauacre, a bath or font
  • lauish, to spend extraordinarily
  • laud, praise, or commendation
  • laudable, worthie of praise
  • laxatiue, loose, purging
  • [fr] league, agreement, or couenant of peace.
  • leake, runne out.

      F3 lecherie,

      (* fol. F3v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • lecherie, vnchastnesse, luxurie, and vnlaw-
    full lust
  • [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
    good order
  • 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:


      (* fol. F4r *) of hard English words.

  • 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-


      (* fol. F4v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • (* 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


      (* fol. F5r *) of hard English words.

  • 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


      (* fol. F5v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    much hony.
  • 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


      (* fol. F6r *) of hard English words.

  • (* contd. *) ouer of a word from his proper and na-
    turall signification, to a foraine or vn-
    proper signification.
  • meteors, (g) elementarie bodies, or moyst
    things, ingendered of vapours in the
    ayre aboue.
  • 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-
    rant of.
  • mitigate, asswage, qualifie, or pacifie
  • mixation, (* synonyms *) mingling, or tempering
  • mixture, together. (* synonyms end *)


      (* fol. F6v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    short time
  • monarch, (g) one ruling all the kingdoms
    about him
  • 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.


      (* fol. F7r *) of hard English words.

  • 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.


      (* fol. F7v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • mutation, change.
  • muthologie, (g) expounding of the tales of
    the Poets.
  • 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


      (* fol. F8r *) of hard English words.

  • 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-
    ning of.
  • notion, inwarde knowledge, or vnder-
  • notorious, knowne to all, or made plaine
    and manifest.
  • noyance, hurt.
  • noysome, hurtfull,
  • nullitie, nothing


      (* fol. F8v *) An Alphabeticall table.

  • 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


      (* fol. G1r *) of hard English words

  • 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
    houshold affaires
  • offensiue, giuing offence, offering wrong,
    or displeasing
  • 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-

      G. ritie.

      (* fol. G1v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • (* 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


      (* fol. G2r *) of hard English words.

  • 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,
    or pallace.
  • palinodie, (g) a recanting, or vnsaying of
    any thing

      G2 palpa-

      (* fol. G2v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    many words.
  • parasite, (g) a base flatterer, or soothing
  • parenthesis, (g) a clause contayned in ano-
    ther sentence:
  • 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.


      (* fol. G3r *) of hard English words.

  • 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

      G3 [fr] pensiue,

      (* fol. G3v *) An Alphabeticall table.

  • [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


      (* fol. G4r *) of hard English words.

  • 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
    seene through
  • 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


      (* fol. G4v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • (* 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
    the enemies.
  • 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


      (* fol. G5r *) of hard English words.

  • 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


      (* fol. G5v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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,
    or assay.
  • 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
    ouer others
  • preface, a speech before the matter it
  • prefigurate, forshewe by a figure
  • prefixed, set in the fore part
  • pregnant, wittie, substantiall, with


      (* fol. G6r *) of hard English words.

  • (* 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
    other wayes
  • 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-
    fore another
  • presage, to tell before, to betoken, to fore-
  • presbitarie, (g) eldership
  • prescience, foreknowledge
  • prescript, decree, or assignement
  • prescription, limitation, or appointing a
    certaine compasse.


      (* fol. G6v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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-
    nest speech.
  • 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,
    or withdrawing
  • priuiledge, prerogatiue, or liberty, more
    then others haue
  • probable, that may be easilie proued to be
  • probation, alouance, tryall
  • probleme (g) proposition, or sentence


      (* fol. G7r *) of hard English words.

  • (* 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
    shall happen.
  • 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.


      (* fol. G7v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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


      (* fol. G8r *) of hard English words.

  • (* 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
    at length:
  • 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] pursuite,

      (* fol. G8v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • [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
    fourth day.
  • 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.


      (* fol. H1r *) of hard English words.

  • 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
    said before
  • 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.

      H. recon-

      (* fol. H1v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • reconcile, bring into fauour, or to make
    peace betwixt.
  • 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,

      (* fol. H2r *) of hard English words.

  • [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
    thing often.
  • relapse, back-sliding.
  • relate, report, rehearse, or declare
  • relation, pointing, reporting, or referring
  • relatiue, hauing relation vnto
  • relaxation, refreshing, releasing,

      H2. release,

      (* fol. H2v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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,

      (* fol. H3r *) of hard English words.

  • [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-
    nie thing.
  • 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.

      H3 restaura-

      (* fol. H3v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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 hu-
    mours from the head (* synonyms end *)
  • ridiculous, that deserueth to be laughed at
    in scorne.


      (* fol. H4r *) of hard English words.

  • [fr] rifle, search, take away by violence
  • rigorous, cruell, and hard
  • [fr] rinse, wash, make cleane by washing
  • [fr] riuall, one suing, and striuing for the same
  • rubrick, a lawe, or title
  • [fr] royalty, gouerenment, rule, authority
  • rudiment, first instruction, or principle
  • rubicunde, red, or ruddie
  • ruinous, ready to fall
  • ruminate, to chewe ouer againe, to studie
    earnestlie vppon
  • runnagate, one that runneth away, and
    wandreth abroad.
  • rupture, breach, or bursting
  • rurall, (* synonyms *) clownish, vplandish, or chur-
  • rusticall, lish, and vnmannerly (* synonyms end *)

    (* switch to headletter S without notice *)

  • saboth, rest
  • sacrament, holie signe, oath, or misterie
  • sacred, holy, consecrated
  • sacrifice, an offering
  • sacrificule, a little offering
  • sacriledge, church robbing, the stealing of
    holy things
  • [fr] safeconduit, safe keeping or safe guiding
  • sagacitie, sharpnes of wit, witnes
  • saint, holy one

      [fr] sallie,

      (* fol. H4v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • [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,
    or displeasures
  • satisfactorie, that dischargeth, or answer-
    eth for
  • 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 *)


      (* fol. H5r *) of hard English words

  • scandalize, (g) to offend, or giue occasion,
    to mislike
  • 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
    in opinion.
  • 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


      (* fol. H5v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    bodily sence
  • 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


      (* fol. H6r *) of hard English words.

  • 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
    without dissimulation
  • 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


      (* fol. H6v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • (* 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


      (* fol. H7r *) of hard English words.

  • (* 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


      (* fol. H7v *) An Alphabeticall table.

  • 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
    and order.
  • 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-


      (* fol. H8r *) of hard English words.

  • (* 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
    vttermost part


      (* fol. H8v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • superioritie, place aboue another
  • superscription, writing aboue
  • superstitious, feareful in matters of religi-
    on without cause, one giuen to false and
    vaine religion
  • 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,
    or imagining.
  • 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.

      [fr] surrender,

      (* fol. I1r *) of hard English words.

  • 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
    with another
  • 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

      I. taxed,

      (* fol. I1v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    certaine time
  • 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


      (* fol. I2r *) of hard English words

  • 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,

      I2 to

      (* fol. I2v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • (* 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,
    to another
  • transome, lintell ouer a dore
  • transparent, that which may bee seene
  • transport, carie ouer, from one place to


      (* fol. I3r *) of hard English words.

  • 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

      I3 truculent,

      (* fol. I3v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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
    no where
  • validitie, strength, or force, or value
  • valour, force, courage, or strength
  • value, price, or estimation
  • [fr] vanquish, ouercome, preuaile, conquer,
    or ouerthrowe
  • vapor, moisture, ayre, hote breath, or rea-
  • varietie, change, or diuersitie
  • [fr] vassall, slaue, client
  • vaste, spoiled, destroyed, emptie

      [fr] vauntcourers,

      (* fol. I4r *) of hard English words.

  • [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
    the heade
  • vestall, a nunne, vowing chastitie
  • vesture, (* synonyms *) garment, attire, or
  • vestiment, clothing. (* synonyms end *)
  • [fr] viand, victailes

      [fr] viceroy,

      (* fol. I4v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • [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.


      (* fol. I5r *) of hard English words.

  • 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.


      (* fol. I5v *) An Alphabeticall table

  • 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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