regalness

regal

1 [ree-guhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a king; royal: the regal power.
2.
befitting or resembling a king.
3.
stately; splendid.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Latin rēgālis royal

regally, adverb
regalness, noun


2. See kingly.


3. base.
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regal1 (ˈriːɡəl)
 
adj
of, relating to, or befitting a king or queen; royal
 
[C14: from Latin rēgālis from rēx king]
 
'regally1
 
adv

regal2 (ˈriːɡəl)
 
n
(sometimes plural) a portable organ equipped only with small reed pipes, popular from the 15th century and recently revived for modern performance
 
[C16: from French régale; of obscure origin]

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regal
early 14c., from L. regalis "royal, kingly, belonging to a king," from rex (gen. regis) "king," from PIE base *reg- "move in a straight line," hence, "direct, rule, guide" (cf. Skt. raj- "a king, a leader;" Avestan razeyeiti "directs;" Pers. rahst "right, correct;" L. regere "to rule," rex "a king, a
leader," rectus "right, correct;" O.Ir. ri, Gaelic righ "a king;" Gaul. -rix "a king," in personal names, e.g. Vircingetorix; Goth. reiks "a leader;" O.E. rice "kingdom," -ric "king," rice "rich, powerful," riht "correct;" Goth. raihts, O.H.G. recht, O.Swed. reht, O.N. rettr "correct").
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