Quick Answer: What Does Civil Mean In Shakespeare?

What does civil blood mean?

Civil blood is the blood of innocents.

But it also makes ‘civil hands unclean’, so the blood of the innocent stains the hands of the innocent.

Meaning they are not so innocent; or civil.

They are all being corrupted by the feud..

What is the meaning of civil?

adjective. of the ordinary life of citizens as distinguished from military, legal, or ecclesiastical affairs. of or relating to the citizen as an individualcivil rights. of or occurring within the state or between citizenscivil strife. polite or courteous.

What does fatal mean in Shakespeare?

fatal. bringing death. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes. loins. the region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen.

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean in modern English?

Here is a translation into Modern English for the phrase under question: “Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean” = The blood of the citizens of Verona makes the hands of the citizens both bloody and uncivilized; that is, not polite, and possibly murderous. [Please see further explanation below]