The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1386 Friday 6 August 1999.
From: John D. Cox <
Date: Thursday, 5 Aug 1999 12:04:16 -0400
I don't know of a book about Shakespearean neologisms (though others
may), but my favorite non-starter is 'incarnadine' (to make red), which
he uses only once, in Macbeth 2.2.60:
Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.