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kung +‎ -lig, from Old Swedish konung(s)liker


kunglig (comparative kungligare, superlative kungligast)

  1. royal, pertaining to the monarch or monarchy
  2. royal, majestic, festive, kingly
    Sällan har svensk prosa skridit fram med kungligare hållning än här
    Rarely has Swedish prose come forth in a more majestic posture than here
    • Shakespeare (Hagberg's translation), Henry VI, part 2, act V, scene 1, York speaking:
      Min börd är vida ädlare än kungens, Och vida kungligare är min hug;
      I am far better born than is the king, More like a king, more kingly in my thoughts:
  3. royal, national, governmental, pertaining to the state and government (as opposed to parliamentary matters, private business or municipal affairs), (abbreviated kungl.)
    kungliga biblioteket
    royal library = national library
    kungliga telegrafverket
    national telegraph (telecom) administration
    kunglig förordning
    royal decree = governmental ordinance


Inflection of kunglig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular kunglig kungligare kungligast
Neuter singular kungligt kungligare kungligast
Plural kungliga kungligare kungligast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 kunglige kungligare kungligaste
All kungliga kungligare kungligaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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