Royal etymology


English word royal comes from Latin -alis, Latin regem, and later Latin regalis (Of or pertaining to a king. Regal, royal.)

Etymology of royal

Detailed word origin of royal

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
regem Latin (lat)
regalis Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to a king. Regal, royal.
regiel Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
reaume Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Kingdom.
roial Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Royal.
royal English (en) (card games) In auction bridge, a royal spade.. (dated) The Australian decimal currency intended to replace the pound in 1966; was changed to "dollar" before it was actually circulated.. (military) A small mortar.. (nautical, sailing) In large sailing ships, square sail over the topgallant sail.. (paper, printing) A standard size of printing paper, measuring 25 by 20 inches.. A royal person; [...]

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