regal

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See also: Regal, regał, and régal

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From Middle English regal, from Old French regal (regal, royal), from Latin regalis (royal, kingly), from Latin rex (king); also regere (to rule). Doublet of royal (belonging to a monarch).

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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”, 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.

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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, a monarch, king or queen.

Root: reg-.

Morphemes: reg- + -al.

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regal

  1. regal, royal

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rege { n } monarch
rego { n } king
rega { n } queen
regia { n } kingdom
regira { v } reign
regiro { n } reign
regido { n } royal prince
regida { n } royal princess
viserego { n } viceroy
regonal { adj } kingly
reganal { adj } queenly

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Latin regalis

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regal m (feminine regale)

  1. regal

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Latin regalis

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regal m (feminine regală)

  1. regal

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