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  1. (archaic, rare) Synonym of English


Englishe (comparative more Englishe, superlative most Englishe)

  1. Archaic spelling of English.
    • 1577, Raphaell Holinshed, “Queene Elizabeth”, in The Laste Volume of the Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande [], volume II, London: [] for Iohn Hunne, →OCLC, pages 1844–1845:
      But nowe the Meſſenger that was thus ſent to the Lorde Hume [Alexander Home, 5th Lord Home], comming to him declared in what caſe hys houſe and people ſtoode, who beeing (as was ſuppoſed) not ſo farre off, but that he might heare howe luſtily the Engliſhe Canons did canuas and batter his Humiſhe Caſtell Walles, did nowe agree to meete the Marshall maiſter Drurie [William Drury] two myles diſtant from the ſayde Caſtell, and there to common further with him in that matter.
    • 1993, “10-13. Kenosha”, in Wisconsin Annual Events, page 38:
      YE OLDE ENGLISHE CHRISTMASSE FEASTE: Nine course authentic Renaissance festival banquet.
    • 2001, Charlie Godfrey-Faussett, Footprint London Handbook: The Travel Guide, Bath: Footprint Handbooks, →ISBN, page 391:
      The Original Maids of Honour, 288 Kew Rd, Kew, is opposite Kew Gardens on the road leading off the Common, a teashop as English as its environs. It was here that Maid of Honour tarts were baked for Henry VIII and his household, and the present incumbents resolutely continue the tradition along with the other fineries of olde Englishe tea culture.