"Beware" in pirate lingo?
Is there an alternate pirate word or phrase that should be used in place of the word "beware"? Also, do you know of a reverse pirate dictionary where you can begin with a modern word or phrase and find its pirate counterpart? Thanks.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Meaning, "Stop" or "Who goes there?"
Meaning, to stop or be quiet.
Placing a black spot on another pirate means sentencing him to death. It can also be used to accuse him of a serious crime before other pirates.
Goods stolen on a pirate raid.
Reward or payment, usually from a government, for the capture of a criminal.
Pirate, originally based in the Carribean
Code Of Conduct
An official set of rules that governed pirate behaviour.
A chest to keep treasure in.
Mediterranean privateers. Muslim cosairs sailed the Barbary coast and attacked Christian ships.
A small platform, sometimes enclosed, near the top of a mast, where a lookout has a better view of watching for sails or land.
Short sword, often with a curved blade.
Another name for Spanish gold dollars.
A large ship of the type used by the Spanish in the sixteenth century.
Wooden frame for hanging a pirate's corpse.
A ship's store-room
Pirate flag, usually red or black and decorated with skulls, crossbones, and swords. Each pirate had his own design.
Letter of Marque
An official, written permit allowing pirates to plunder enemy ships.
To be left alone on an isolated island or place.
A piratical way to address someone.
A piratical way to say, "my".
Typical way for a pirate leader to address his crew.
To rise against authority, particularly a naval or military power.
Name given to the Americans after colonization by Europeans in the 1500's.
Pieces of Eight
Spanish gold dollars worth eight Spanish escudos each.
Robber or other criminal of the seas.
To steal goods.
Legalizes pirates. There were issued with documents allowing them to attack enemy ships.
A pirates way of letting other know that another ship is in view. The first part of a ship visible over the horizon is the sail.
(1) A deficiency disease which often afflicted sailors; it was caused by lack of vitamin C. (2) A derogatory adjective used to describe someone.
Spanish colonies in the Americas, stretching from Panama to the Orinoco River and including the Carribean sea.
A narrow stretch of water between areas of land.
To haul the anchor up. Or, to leave port.
- vanamont7Lv 71 decade ago
I would've said ' avast ' but that's a general term taking in the scope of the horizon while under full sale. Methinks.
- 1 decade ago
There is "avast", but that seems to mean "stop" or "hold fast" instead of beware.
- 1 decade ago
Arrrr.... Surrender ye booty....