royal

[ roi-uhl ]
/ ˈrɔɪ əl /

adjective

noun

Origin of royal

1325–75; Middle English < Middle French < Latin rēgālis kingly, equivalent to rēg- (stem of rēx) king + -ālis -al1; cf. regal1

Related forms

Can be confused

roil royal
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royal

/ (ˈrɔɪəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Forms

royally, adverb

Word Origin for royal

C14: from Old French roial, from Latin rēgālis, fit for a king, from rēx king; compare regal 1
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