A-Z of Shakespeare – F
April 6, 2016 Leave a comment
Today’s Shakespearean word of the day is… foison
Pronounced foy-zun, foison means abundance.
In Macbeth, Macduff tells Malcolm that ‘Scotland hath foisons to fill up your will’ (Macbeth, 4.3.88) – an abundance of things to satisfy his greed.
This definition is taken from the Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary, a unique dictionary to unlock the mysteries of Shakespeare’s world, words and language, compiled by renowned English language expert David Crystal and Shakespearean actor and producer Ben Crystal.