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See also: Regal, regał, regál, and régal

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English regal, borrowed from Old French regal (regal, royal), from Latin rēgālis (royal, kingly), from rex (king); also regere (to rule). Doublet of royal (belonging to a monarch) and real (unit of currency).

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regal (comparative more regal, superlative most regal)

  1. Of or having to do with royalty.
    regal authority;   the regal title
    • John Milton (1608-1674)
      He made a scorn of his regal oath.
  2. Befitting a king, queen, emperor, or empress.
    • 2013 August 10, Lexington, “Keeping the mighty honest”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
      The [Washington] Post's proprietor through those turbulent [Watergate] days, Katharine Graham, held a double place in Washington’s hierarchy: at once regal Georgetown hostess and scrappy newshound, ready to hold the establishment to account.
    • 2018 July 14, Lineker, Gary, Twitter[1], retrieved 2018-07-15:
      Terrific movement from The Queen here. Gets behind the defender, goes one way then cuts back inside. Regal attacking play.

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regal (plural regals)

  1. (obsolete, music) A small, portable organ played with one hand, the bellows being worked with the other, used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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regal m (plural regals)

  1. present; gift

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Derived from rege (monarch, king or queen)

Root: reg-

Morphemes: reg- +‎ -al

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regal

  1. regal, royal

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  • rege (monarch, noun)
  • rego (king, noun)
  • rega (queen, noun)
  • regia (kingdom, noun)
  • regira (reign, verb)
  • regido (royal prince, noun)
  • regida (royal princess, noun)
  • viserego (viceroy, noun)
  • regonal (kingly, adjective)
  • reganal (queenly, adjective)

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Borrowed from Latin rēgālis. Compare the inherited reial, roial.

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regal m (oblique and nominative feminine singular regale)

  1. regal

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Borrowed from Latin rēgālis.

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regal m, n (feminine singular regală, masculine plural regali, feminine and neuter plural regale)

  1. regal

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