leal

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See also: Leal and leâl

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French leal, 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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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin legālis.

Adjective[edit]

leal m, f (plural leais)

  1. loyal

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Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin legālis.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. loyal
  2. honest

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Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leal m, f

  1. Alternative form of loial

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

leal ‎(plural leais, comparable)

  1. loyal

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French leal et al., from Latin legālis.

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Adjective[edit]

leal (comparative mair leal, superlative maist leal)

  1. loyal
  2. true, pure

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin legālis. See also the borrowed doublet legal.

Adjective[edit]

leal m, f ‎(plural leales)

  1. loyal

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