A-Z of Shakespeare – C



Today’s Shakespearean word of the day is… consanguineous


Consanguineous means related in blood.

In Twelfth Night, Sir Toby asks of Olivia ‘Am I not consanguineous? Am I not of her blood?’ (Twelfth Night, 2.3.69)

Listen to the pronunciation of consanguineous here

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This definition is taken from the Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary, a unique dictionary compiled by renowned English language expert David Crystal and Shakespearean actor and producer Ben Crystal to unlock the mysteries of Shakespeare’s world, words and language.