17th century English

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Funambule, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Funambule Senior Member

    Good morning,

    he came upon "a very good harbor for all windes" (said Henry Hudson)

    What does 'windes' mean? A kind of vessel? A good harbor for all kinds of vessels?


  2. sleepwalker

    sleepwalker Senior Member

    Couldn't it be the literary form for the plural of "Wind"?
  3. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    American English
    I believe it's Middle English for winds. If it's a good harbor for all winds, I would assume it protects ships from all sorts of winds coming from all sorts of directions.

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