A-Z of Shakespeare – N


Today’s Shakespearean word of the day is… nook-shotten

N - 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).


Shakespeare Dictionary _130This 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.