See also: Roy

English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English roy, roye, borrowed from Old French roi (king). Doublet of rajah, Rex, rex, and rich.

Noun edit

roy (plural roys)

  1. (obsolete, formal) A king.

Related terms edit

Adjective edit


  1. (obsolete) Royal.

References edit

Anagrams edit

French edit

Noun edit

roy m (plural roys)

  1. (pre-1800) Obsolete spelling of roi

Further reading edit

Middle French edit

Etymology edit

From Old French roi, from earlier rei, from Latin rēgem.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

roy m (plural roys)

  1. king (male ruler)

Descendants edit

  • French: roi, roy (obsolete)
    • Antillean Creole: wa
    • Guianese Creole: rwè
    • Haitian Creole: wa
      • (perhaps) Haitian Creole: lwa
        • English: loa
    • Karipúna Creole French: hué
    • Louisiana Creole: rwa
    • Seychellois Creole: lerwa

Old French edit

Noun edit

roy oblique singularm (oblique plural roys, nominative singular roys, nominative plural roy)

  1. Alternative form of roi