regina

[ ri-jahy-nuh, -jee- ]
/ rɪˈdʒaɪ nə, -ˈdʒi- /

noun

(usually initial capital letter) the official title of a queen: Elizabeth Regina.

Nearby words

  1. regimentally,
  2. regimentals,
  3. regimentation,
  4. regimented,
  5. regin,
  6. reginald,
  7. regiomontanus,
  8. region,
  9. region of back,
  10. region of chest

Origin of regina

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin rēgīna

Related formsre·gi·nal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for reginal

Regina

1
/ (rɪˈdʒaɪnə) /

noun

queen: now used chiefly in documents, inscriptions, etcCompare Rex

Regina

2
/ (rɪˈdʒaɪnə) /

noun

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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