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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leial, leal, from Latin lēgālis. Doublet of legal and leal.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

loyal (comparative loyaler or loyaller, superlative loyalest or loyallest)

  1. Having or demonstrating undivided and constant support for someone or something.
  2. Firm in allegiance to a person or institution.
  3. Faithful to a person or cause.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French loyal.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /løjaːl/, [lʌˈjæːˀl]

AdjectiveEdit

loyal

  1. loyal

InflectionEdit

Inflection of loyal
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular loyal 2
Neuter singular loyalt 2
Plural loyale 2
Definite attributive1 loyale
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French loial (with various alternative forms: leial, leal, loyel) from Latin lēgālis.[1] Equivalent to loi +‎ -al. Doublet of légal.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

loyal (feminine singular loyale, masculine plural loyaux, feminine plural loyales)

  1. loyal

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ von Wartburg, Walther (1928-2002), “loyal”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), page 376

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French loyal.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

loyal (comparative loyaler, superlative am loyalsten)

  1. loyal

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French loial.

AdjectiveEdit

loyal m (feminine singular loyale, masculine plural loyaux, feminine plural loyales)

  1. loyal

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (loial, supplement)