Yorick


Yorick
a former court jester (= a man employed to amuse the king in the Middle Ages) whose skull is found by the men digging Ophelia’s grave in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Hamlet picks up the skull and makes a famous speech, which begins:
Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio;
A fellow of infinite jest …

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  • Yorick — [Yorick] a former court jester (= a man employed to amuse the king in the ↑Middle Ages) whose ↑skull is found by the men digging Ophelia’s grave in Shakespeare s play Hamlet. Hamlet picks up the ↑skull and makes a famous speech, which …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yorick — Yorick, Pseudonym für Sterne (Lorenz) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Yorick — m English: the name of the (defunct) court jester in Shakespeare s Hamlet. It is apparently a respelling of Jorck, a Danish form of GEORGE (SEE George) …   First names dictionary

  • Yorick — Yor|ick a character in the play ↑Hamlet by William Shakespeare. He was once the king s ↑jester (=someone whose job was to entertain the King and make him laugh) but is now dead. Hamlet finds his ↑skull and says Alas! poor Yorick. I knew him,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Yorick — englische Form von → Yorck …   Deutsch namen


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