underrealm

realm

[relm]
noun
1.
a royal domain; kingdom: the realm of England.
2.
the region, sphere, or domain within which anything occurs, prevails, or dominates: the realm of dreams.
3.
the special province or field of something or someone: the realm of physics; facts within the realm of political scientists.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English realme, reaume < Old French reialme, derivative of reial < Latin rēgālis regal

underrealm, noun


1. See kingdom.
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realm (rɛlm)
 
n
1.  a royal domain; kingdom (now chiefly in such phrases as Peer of the Realm)
2.  a field of interest, study, etc: the realm of the occult
 
[C13: from Old French reialme, from Latin regimen rule, influenced by Old French reial royal, from Latin rēgālisregal1]

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realm
late 13c., from O.Fr. reaume, probably from roiaume "kingdom," altered (by influence of L. regalis "regal") from Gallo-Romance *regiminem, accusative form of L. regimen "system of government, rule" (see regimen).
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