roy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French roi (king). Doublet of loa.

Noun[edit]

roy (plural roys)

  1. (obsolete, formal) A king.

Adjective[edit]

roy

  1. (obsolete) Royal.
    • Chapman, George, The Odysseys of Homer, The fifth book.
      For in the tenth year, when roy victory
      Was won to give the Greeks the spoil of Troy,
      Return they did profess, but not enjoy,
      Since Pallas they incens'd, and she the waves
      By all the winds' power, that blew ope their graves.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for roy in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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, rei, from Latin rex, regem.

Noun[edit]

roy m (plural roys)

  1. king (male ruler)

Descendants[edit]

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

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of roi