Appurtenance is the Shakespearean Word of the Day (11/02/14)

11/02/2014 — 2 Comments

Appurtenance

Appurtenance means usual accompaniment, or accessory. It was sited in Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Hamlet II.ii.370 [Hamlet says to Rosencrantz and Guildentern] Th’ appurtenance of welcome is fashion and ceremony.

A lithograph of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in the flute scene from Hamlet by Eugène Delacroix. Creator, William Shakespeare

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