15 Quick and Easy Medieval Expressions to Sound Epic Every Day

Save this list and you’ll always be able to go medieval on everyone during a conversation.

Now let’s get to it:

1. Pray Thee

Means: I am asking you or please.

Useful in many situations.

“Pray thee move your car so I can leave this obnoxious party.”
 
 
2. By my troth

Means: I promise

Carries more weight to say this than “I promise”.

“By my troth, I will try to stop flirting with your brother.”
 
 
3. Going to siege

Means: To go to the bathroom

Makes going to the bathroom sound epic.

“Can you pause the she show? I’m going to siege and it will be a while.”

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4. My peerless paramour

Means: My sweetheart.

Put on your LARP cape for added effect.

“My peerless paramour, come to my mother’s basement with me this evening for there are pretzel sticks!”
 
 
5. My sweeting

Means: My sweet one.

“Don’t go with him, my sweeting, for his pretzel sticks are stale, come play Elder Scrolls with me instead!”
 
 
6. God spede you

Means: Have a nice day.

An epic way to send someone off.

“Sir, god spede you and call me when you get home!”
 
 
7. Fare thee well

Means: Have a nice day.

Rolls off the tongue and better than “have a good one”.

“Sir, we’re closing up, so finish your nachos and fare thee well.”
 
 
8. I cry your mercy

Means: I beg your pardon.

Slip this one in and you’ll have everyone’s attention.

“I cry your mercy, you yelled at which Jonas Brother?”
 
 
9. Anon

Means: Soon, later.

Hard to pull this one off, but you never know.

“Wait, you’re texting me from the toilet? I’ll talk to you anon.”

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10. Gramercy

Means: Thank you, or to denote surprise (gramercy!)

Pronounced gruh-MUR-see.

“Gramercy for nothing, a**hole.”
 
 
11. Beshrew thee!

Means: “Screw you!”

Because we always need more ways to express this.
 
 
12. Fie upon thee!

Means: Also “Screw you!”

Why not even more?
 
 
13. A plague upon thee!

Means: Again, this one also “Screw you!”

Okay, that should be enough for one freeway commute.

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14. What ho!

Means: Hello, there!

Maybe best not to shout this in mixed company.

“What ho! how fare thee? Please do not be alarmed by my codpiece.”
 
 
15. Couch a hogshead

Means: To lie down to sleep.

Do you even want to know the origin?

“Maybe I’ll couch a hogshead on the bus ride home.”

Sources:

University of Tulsa

British Library

A Clerk of Oxford

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