- adj. 帝王的；王室的；豪华的；庄严的
- n. (Regal)人名；(英、西、捷)雷加尔
来自拉丁语 regalis,国王的，王室的，来自 rex,国王，来自 PIE*reg,拉直，管理，统治，词源 同 regulate,right.
- regal:  Regal and royal are doublets: that is to say, they come from the same ultimate source, but have diverged over the centuries. This source was rēgālis, a derivative of Latin rēx ‘king’. This came from Indo-European *rēg-, which also produced the Sanskrit ancestor of English rajah, and was a lengthened version of *reg-, source of English rector, regiment, region, regular, reign, right, rule, etc. Regal was probably borrowed direct from Latin, whereas royal was routed via Old French. Also from rēx come regalia  and regicide .
=> rajah, rector, regiment, region, regular, reign, right, royal, rule
- regal (adj.)
- 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" (cognates: 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, such as 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.
- 1. His manner is not so much regal as professorial.
- 2. He sat with such regal dignity.
- 3. the regal splendour of the palace
- 4. The regal lady is her mother.
- 5. Never has she looked more regal.
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