regale

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See also: Regale, régalé, régale, and regalé

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Etymology[edit]

From French régaler (to entertain, feast), from Old French regale, rigale, from gale (merriment), probably of Germanic origin (see Old French galer). Influenced by Old French se rigoler (amuse oneself, rejoice), of unknown origin. Compare Middle High German begalen (to charm; enchant), English gale (to sing; charm). Compare also English gala.

Noun[edit]

regale (plural regales)

  1. A feast, meal.

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Verb[edit]

regale (third-person singular simple present regales, present participle regaling, simple past and past participle regaled)

  1. (transitive) To please or entertain (someone). [from 17th c.]
    • 26 June 2014, A.A Dowd, AV Club Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler spoof rom-com clichés in They Came Together[1]
      You’ve Got Mail is certainly the basic model for the plot, which finds corporate candy shill Joel (Rudd) and indie-sweetshop owner Molly (Poehler) regaling their dinner companions with the very long, digressive story of how they met and fell in love.
  2. (transitive) To provide hospitality for (someone); to supply with abundant food and drink. [from 17th c.]
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To feast (on, with something). [17th-19th c.]
    • 1723, Charles Walker, Memoirs of Sally Salisbury, V:
      she hardly lets a Week pass without making the Lady Abbess and her Nuns a Visit, to regale with a Cup of burnt Brandy.
  4. (figuratively, transitive) To entertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh.
    to regale the taste, the eye, or the ear

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rēgālis, rēgālem. Doublet of reale.

Adjective[edit]

regale (masculine and feminine plural regali)

  1. royal
  2. regal

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rēgāle

  1. nominative neuter singular of rēgālis
  2. accusative neuter singular of rēgālis
  3. vocative neuter singular of rēgālis

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “regale”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

regale m

  1. locative singular of regał
  2. vocative singular of regał

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

regale

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of regalar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of regalar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of regalar.