A-Z of Shakespeare – N
April 14, 2016 Leave a comment
Today’s Shakespearean word of the day is… nook-shotten
Nook-shotten means crookedly shaped.
In Henry V, Bourbon describes Britain as ‘that nook-shotten isle of Albion’ (Henry V, 3.6.14).
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.