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regina

[ri-jahy-nuh, -jee-]
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noun
  1. queen.
  2. (usually initial capital letter) the official title of a queen: Elizabeth Regina.

Origin of regina

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin rēgīna
Related formsre·gi·nal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reginal

Regina1

noun
  1. queen: now used chiefly in documents, inscriptions, etcCompare Rex

Regina2

noun
  1. a city in W Canada, capital and largest city of Saskatchewan: founded in 1882 as Pile O'Bones. Pop: 178 225 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for reginal

Regina

fem. proper name, from Latin, literally "queen;" related to rex (genitive regis) "king" (see regal). Cf. Sanskrit rajni "queen," Welsh rhyain "maiden, virgin." The city in Canada was named 1882 by the then-governor general of Canada, Marquess of Lorne, in honor of Queen Victoria.

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