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  • adj. Obsolete form of ancient.

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Examples

  • Captain Jamy is a marvellous falorous gentleman, that is certain; and of great expedition and knowledge in th’ aunchient wars, upon my particular knowledge of his directions: by Cheshu, he will maintain his argument as well as any military man in the world, in the disciplines of the pristine wars of the Romans.

    Act III. Scene II. The Life of King Henry the Fifth

  • There is an aunchient lieutenant there at the pridge, I think, in my very conscience, he is as valiant a man as Mark Antony; and he is a man of no estimation in the world; but I did see him do as gallant service.

    Act III. Scene VI. The Life of King Henry the Fifth

  • Certainly, aunchient, it is not a thing to rejoice at; for, if, look you, he were my brother, I would desire the duke to use his good pleasure and put him to execution; for discipline ought to be used.

    Act III. Scene VI. The Life of King Henry the Fifth

  • There is an aunchient lieutenant there at the pridge, I think in my very conscience he is as valiant a man as Mark Antony; and he is a man of no estimation in the world; but did see him do as gallant service.

    The Life of King Henry V

  • Certainly, aunchient, it is not a thing to rejoice at: for if, look you, he were my brother, I would desire the duke to use his good pleasure, and put him to execution; for discipline ought to be used.

    The Life of King Henry V

  • Captain Jamy is a marvellous falourous gentleman, that is certain; and of great expedition and knowledge in th 'aunchient wars, upon my particular knowledge of his directions: by Cheshu, he will maintain his argument as well as any military man in the world, in the disciplines of the pristine wars of the Romans.

    The Life of King Henry V

  • Captain Jamy is a marvellous falourous gentleman, that is certain; and of great expedition and knowledge in th’ aunchient wars, upon my particular knowledge of his directions: by Cheshu, he will maintain his argument as well as any military man in the world, in the disciplines of the pristine wars of the Romans.

    The Life of King Henry the Fifth

  • 2915: God plesse you aunchient Pistoll: you scuruie low-sie

    Henry V (1623 First Folio Edition)

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  • FLUELLEN
    There is an aunchient lieutenant there at the pridge, I think in my very conscience he is as valiant a man as Mark Antony; and he is a man of no estimation in the world; but did see him do as gallant service.

    Shakespeare, Henry V III.6

    September 26, 2009