- of or relating to a king; royal: the regal power.
- befitting or resembling a king.
- stately; splendid.
Origin of regal1
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Examples from the Web for regalness
But it is also a forum in which Walters plays on, and plays up to, her own regalness.Don’t Remember Barbara Walters for ‘The View’
April 8, 2014
- of, relating to, or befitting a king or queen; royal
- (sometimes plural) a portable organ equipped only with small reed pipes, popular from the 15th century and recently revived for modern performance
Word Origin and History for regalness
late 14c., from Old French regal "royal" (12c.) or directly from Latin regalis "royal, kingly; of or belonging to a king, worthy of a king," from rex (genitive regis) "king," from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line," hence, "direct in a straight line, rule, guide" (cf. Sanskrit raj- "a king, a leader;" Avestan razeyeiti "directs;" Persian rahst "right, correct;" Latin regere "to rule," rex "a king, a leader," rectus "right, correct;" Old Irish ri, Gaelic righ "a king;" Gaulish -rix "a king," in personal names, e.g. Vircingetorix; Gothic reiks "a leader;" Old English rice "kingdom," -ric "king," rice "rich, powerful," riht "correct;" Gothic raihts, Old High German recht, Old Swedish reht, Old Norse rettr "correct"). Related: Regally.