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See also: Leal and leâl

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English leel, lel, a borrowing from Anglo-Norman leal and Old French leial, from Latin lēgālis. Doublet of loyal and legal.

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leal (comparative lealer, superlative lealest)

  1. (now chiefly Scotland) Loyal, honest.
    • 2000, George RR Martin, A Storm of Swords, Bantam 2011, p. 858:
      We thank you for the pure white fire of his goodness, for the red sword of justice in his hand, for the love he bears his leal people.
  2. (now only Scotland) True, genuine.

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese, from Latin legālis. Compare legal.

AdjectiveEdit

leal m, f (plural leais)

  1. loyal

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LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin legālis.

AdjectiveEdit

leal m (feminine singular leala, masculine plural leai, feminine plural leales)

  1. loyal
  2. honest

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Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

leal m (oblique and nominative feminine singular leal)

  1. Alternative form of loial

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese, from Latin legālis. Compare legal, borrowed from the same source.

AdjectiveEdit

leal (plural leais, comparable)

  1. loyal

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English leel, lel, a borrowing from Anglo-Norman leal and Old French leial, from Latin lēgālis.

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AdjectiveEdit

leal (comparative mair leal, superlative maist leal)

  1. loyal
  2. true, pure

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish, from Latin legālis. See also the borrowed doublet legal.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

leal (plural leales)

  1. loyal

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