Translate these Tudor phrases
into modern English:
1. Good morrow/Good day to thee
2. How is it with ye? How now?
3. Prithee what wouldst thou?
4. How do men call you?
5. Whence come ye?
6. How comest thou hither?
7. Whither go you?
Match the Tudor phrases to
8. What o’clock ist? their correct meanings:
What meanst this? Ask/beg
9. What hast thou done?
Prate Talk too
10. What say ye? much
11. What meanst this? Beseech Hit
12. What gaulding and fooling is this? Yonder Listen
13. How old art thou? Come hither Give over!
Now hark Come here
14. I care not a groat.
Bridle thy tongues Sorry
15. Be of good cheer.
Go to! Follow me.
Get thee hence! Hurry up.
Glossary Follow ye me. Did you see?
affright – frighten ifaith – honestly Tarry not. Pity
asunder – apart jakes – lavatory Have done Group/party
attire – clothes lest – unless Smite Where are
avaunt – go away! methinks – I think you going?
behold – look naught – nothing Good morrow What does
betimes – soon nay – no this mean?
blithe – merry noisome – harmful Saw you? Clear off!
caitiff – coward o’er – over What say ye? What do you
canst – can you parley – talk think?
capon – chicken pate – head Whither go you? You should be
casement - window plaints - complaints ashamed.
cleave – cling prithee – please Privy/necessary house Hello
con – study quaff – drink Fie! For shame. No
conceit – idea repair – make your I cry you mercy Toilet
way to Yea, verily Stop talking
cozen – cheat rude – rough Fare ye well Yes, really
damsel – maiden sennight – week Prithee Goodbye
divers – various shoon - shoes Company Stop it!
e’re – before slew – killed Nay Please
enow – enough smite – hit Alack There
entreat – beg, plead strife – dispute
ere – before Swoons – faints
fardel – burden taper – candle
fell – terrible trow – trust
forsaken - abandoned varlet – low-class
forsooth – honestly visage – face
forth – forward wist – know
groat – a small coin yonder – there