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Archaic Words

Can you guess these archaic words - based on a definition and an example?
Most of the examples come from Shakespeare or the King James Bible
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Last updated: December 9, 2019
First submittedAugust 25, 2013
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Definition
Example
Word
You
With this ring, I ____ wed.
Thee
You
O __ of little faith.
Ye
Your
To _____ own self be true.
Thine
Your
Love ___ neighbor.
Thy
Two
Never the _____ shall meet.
Twain
Are
How great thou ___.
Art
Have
What ___ thou wrought?
Hast
To here
Come ______.
Hither
To there
Oh, let me escape ______.
Thither
To where
______ goest thou?
Whither
From where
Begone, foul beast. I will banish you _____ you came.
Whence
Has
Thirty days ____ September.
Hath
Opposite of nay
Vote ___ for Scottish independence.
Aye
Brothers
A servant of servants shall he be unto his _______.
Brethren
Between
Let there now be an oath _______ us.
Betwixt
It seems to me
The lady doth protest too much, ________.
Methinks
Before
Able was I ___ I saw Elba.
Ere
Expression of sorrow
_____ and alas.
Alack
Comes
The iceman ______.
Cometh
Do (second person)
But why ____ thou judge thy brother?
Dost
Truthfully
_____, I say unto you
Verily
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level 73
Dec 2, 2013
surprised that wherefore was not included. Neat Quiz
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level ∞
Jan 26, 2017
I didn't want to deal with the complaints from people who think "wherefore" means "where".
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level 71
Mar 3, 2019
I thought the same, but as Quizmaster points out - not worth going there.
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level 63
Sep 22, 2014
Methinks thou shouldst create another same such quiz. I also just realized that was in iambic hexameter. I've been reading too much Shakespeare.
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level 76
Oct 31, 2019
I thought he always stuck to pentameter.
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level 62
Dec 25, 2019
He did.
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level 78
Jun 26, 2017
Wouldn't "yea" work for "aye?"
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level 44
Jun 26, 2017
I think it is specifically aye due to the Scottish bit in the clue.
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level 81
Jul 22, 2018
aye is specifically the term that would be used in parliamentary language so fits the clue better.
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level ∞
Oct 30, 2019
Yea will work now.
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level 60
Dec 1, 2019
I tried yay because it is closest to nay. Ah well.
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level 57
Jun 26, 2017
I wouldn't have said "aye" was archaic, considering it's still used in large parts of the UK (not just in Scotland).
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level 60
Jun 26, 2017
Indeed. It's in daily use around here. Which is Scotland to be fair, but it still counts dammit! ;)
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level 64
Jun 26, 2017
There are quite a few of these that I'd argue are not yet archaic. Many of these words are still used in the Commonwealth Realms.
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level 72
Nov 25, 2018
Completely agree. Many of these words would be better described as regional (in some cases) or formal (in others) rather than archaic.
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level 71
Jun 26, 2017
Twice, I had the correct word and spelled it wrong. One too many "e"s in brethren and one too few 'h"s in whither.
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level 67
Jun 27, 2017
If hither is here, thither is there, whither is where, then where is zither?
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level 38
Jun 27, 2017
zither is over "zhere"
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level 76
Aug 12, 2018
Russia usually
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level 37
Mar 31, 2018
Can you add bretheren for brethren?
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level 72
Nov 12, 2019
Nay, forsooth!
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level 76
Jun 18, 2018
Thou dost (second person singular) means you do, not you does. Doth is third person singular: he/she/it doth, "he does".
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level ∞
Oct 30, 2019
Fixed.
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level 37
Aug 30, 2018
Nitpickers aside, this was an excellent idea for a quiz. Thank you!
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level 71
Mar 3, 2019
'Louseselectors', not 'nitpickers', to be strictly correct.
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level 72
Oct 18, 2018
I tried to spell "alack" as just "alak", and "whither" without the h. Verily. Forsooth!
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level 77
Oct 30, 2019
The definition column really isn't necessary. Every answer I knew was obvious from the example.
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level 72
Oct 31, 2019
Agreed. I didn't even realize that column was there until about halfway through.
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level 60
Nov 3, 2019
Not necessary for you.
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level 44
Dec 25, 2019
This quiz could use Tolkien examples
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level 69
Dec 26, 2019
Thou should be accepted as well as Ye in the second question. "O thou of little faith"