The E section of Robert Cawdrey's 1604 dictionary A Table Alphabeticall.

 

Not content with a mere transcription, I have also translated Cawdrey's 400 year old English into modern E2 English, through a process involving the OED, much research and many educated guesses.

The main entries may appear in as many as five parts :
          Original {Corrected} [Repaired] (Modern) <E2>

Original is exactly as it appears in Cawdrey.
Corrected fixes what I believe to be a typo.
Repaired swaps I with J, and U with V, as necessary for current alphabetic usage.
Modern gives the modern American spelling.
E2 removes plurals and verb endings and such, so it links to an existing node.

Each operation is performed on its left-hand neighbor. The results are omitted if nothing changed. Only the rightmost word is hard-linked.

A leading (f) indicates French origin, a leading (g) indicates Greek origin.

If an entry is marked with clueless, then my search for a modern version of the word has come up empty.

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See Also Main Entry, Introduction, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I/J, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U/V

 

Ebullient
seething
ebulliated <ebulliate>
boyled
(g) eclipse
failing of the light of the sunne or moone
eccho (echo)
a sound, resounding back againe
(g) ecclesiasticall (ecclesiastical)
belonging to the church
eden
pleasure, or delight
edict
a commaundement from authoritie a proclamation
edifice
building
edifie (edify)
instruct, or builde vp in know ledge
edition
putting foorth, setting abroade
education
bringing vp
effect
a thing done, or to bring to passe
effectuall (effectual)
forcible
effeminate
womannish, delicate, wan ton
efficacie (efficacy)
force, or strength
efficient
working, or accomplishing
effusion
powring, or running foorth
(g) eglogue (eclogue)
a talking together
egresse (egress)
foorthgoing, or passage out
eiection [ejection]
a casting foorth
elaborate
done curiously, and dilligently
election
choise
elect
chosen, or picked out
elegancie (elegancy)
finesse of speech
element
the first principle or beginning of anything
(g) elench
a subtill argument
eleuate [elevate]
lift vp, or heaue vp
elocution
good vtterance of speech
emerods (hemorrhoids)
a kind of disease
(f) embark, imbark
to ship a thing, or load a ship
(g) emblem
a picture shadowing out something to be learned
eminent
appearing, higher, or further out excelling
emmot (emmet)
pismire
(g) emphasis
a forcible expressing
(f) empire
gouernement or kingdome
emulation
enuie, or imitate
enarration
declaration, expounding
(g) enigmaticall (enigmatical)
full of hard questions, obscure
(f) enchaunt (enchant)
bewitch
encounter
set against, or to meete
(f) encrochment (encroachment)
when the Lord hath gotten seisen of more rent, or seruices of his tenant then of right is due
(f) endosse (endorse)
cut on the back, or write on the back
enduce (induce)
moue
enimitie (enmity), enmitie (enmity)
displeasure, or hatred
enflame <inflame>
burne, or set on fire
(f) enfranchise
make free
(f) engrate (ingrate)
presse vpon
(f) enhaunce (enhance)
to lift vp, or make greater
(f) enlarge
make bigger, set at libertie
(f) enoble (ennoble)
make noble, or famous
enormious (enormous)
out of square, vnorderly
(f) ensigne (ensign)
flagge for war
(f) enterlace (interlace)
to put betweene, intermingle
(f) enterprise
beginne, take in hand
(f) enterre (inter)
lay in the earth
(f) entrals (entrails)
inward parts, as hart, liuer, &c
(f) enuiron [environ]
to enclose, or compasse about
epha (ephah)
kind of measure
epicure
giuen to pleasure
(g) epigram
a sentence, written vpon any, for praise, or dispraise
(g) epilogue
conclusion
(g) epilepsis (epilepsy)
the falling sicknes
(g) episcopall (episcopal)
bishoplike
(g) epiphanie (epiphany)
appearing
(g) epitaph
the writing on a tombe or graue
(g) epithite (epithet)
a name or title giuen to any thing
(g) epitome
the briefe copie of a booke, &c
(g) epitomise (epitomize)
to make an epitome, or to bring a booke into a lesser volume
equalize
match, or make equall
equinoctium (equinox)
when the dayes and nights are equall
(f) equipage
furniture
equitie (equity)
right, lawfulnes
erect
set vp, or lift vp
equiualent [equivalent]
of equall valew
(g) ermite (hermit)
one dwelling in the wildernes
erronious (erroneous)
full of errour, and wandring out of the right way
(f) essay
tryall what one can say, or doe in any matter
(f) escheat
forfaite
(f) eschew
shunning, auoyde, escape
(f) espoused <espouse>
promised in marriage
essence
substance, or being of any thing
(f) essoine (essoin)
excused for any cause
(f) establish
confirme, make strong
estimate
esteeme, value, or prise, thinke or iudge
eternall (eternal)
euerlasting, without end
(g) ethnick (ethnic)
an heathen, or gentile
(g) etymologie (etymology)
true expounding
euacuated [evacuated] <evacuate>
made voyde, cleane taken away: or emptied
(g) euangell [evangell] (evangel)
the gospell: or glad tidings
(g) euangelist [evangelist]
bringer of glad tidings
euaporate [evaporate]
to breath out
euent [event]
chaunce, or that which followeth any thing
euict [evict]
ouercome by law
(g) eucharist
a thanksgiuing, the Lords supper
(g) eunuch
gelded, wanting stones
euert [evert]
turne vpside downe
euident [evident]
easie to be seene, plaine
euocation [evocation]
calling forth
exact
perfectly done, or to require with extremitie
exaggerate
heape vpon, amplifie to make a thing more then it is
exaltation
lifting vp
exasperate
whet on, to vex, or make more angrie
excauate [excavate]
make hollow
excaecate (excecate)
to make blind
excessiue [excessive]
too much, more then enough
(f) excheaquer (exchequer)
office of receits
exclaime (exclaim)
bray, or crie out
exclude
thrust, or shut out, or keepe out
excogitate
to muse, or deuise exactly
excommunicate
to thrust out of company or fellowship
excrement
dung, offal, refuse, or dregs
excruciat (excruciate)
to vex, or torment
excursion
a skirmidsh in warres, of some few running from their companie
execrable
cursed
execute
performe, or exercise some charge
exempt
free, priuiledged
exemplifie (exemplify)
enlarge, or declare by examples
exhalation
a breath, or fume rising vpward
exhaust
drawne out, or emptied
exhibite (exhibit)
put vp or bestow: to offer, or set abroade for all men to see
exiccate (exsiccate)
to drie vp
exile
banish, driue out
exorable
easie, to be intreated
exorbitant
out of order, measure or place
(g) exorcist
coniurer
(f) exorde (exord) <exordium>
beginne
exordium
a beginning, or entrance
expect
looke for
expedient
fit, meete or beseeming
expedition
hast, speede
expell (expel)
put out, or thrust out
expend
consider, or muse vpon
expence (expense)
cost, or money layd out
experiment
a proofe, or triall
expert
skilfull
expiation
pacifying with satisfaction, purging by sacrifice
expire
to die, or giue vp the ghost to decay
explane (explain)
to make manifest, or delcare
explicate
declare plainely
(f) exploit
enterprise, act, deede
expose
to offer, or lay open, to hazard
expostulate
to reason, or chide with, to complaine
expresly (expressly)
fitly, manifestly
exprobration
vpbreyding, casting in ones teeth
expugnable
to be wonne, or ouercome
expulse
driue out, or thrust out
exquisite
perfect, fine, singuler, curious
extant
appearing, abroad, shewing it selfe
extasie (ecstasy)
a traunce, or sowning
extemporall (extemporally), extempore, extemporarie (extemporary)
suddaine, without premeditation, or studie
extende (extend)
spread foorth, prolong, or make longer, to inlarge
extenuate
lessen, minish, or make lesse
externall (external)
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 violence
extract
drawne out
extrauagant [extravagant]
wandring out of order
exulcerate
to make sore, to corrupt

 

See Also Main Entry, Introduction, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I/J, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U/V

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