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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name from the surname, or from the word "royal".
  • n. someone connected with Reading Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  • n. A person in a royal family, as the Prince of Wales.
  • adj. Used in terms of address or reference to members of a royal family.
  • adj. Used in the names of organisations within the British government, as, the Royal Navy, Royal Mail.


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A habitational surname ,shaped by folk etymology, from places in England, Ryall and Ryhill, Old English ryge ("rye") + hyll ("hill"), and Royle, rā ("roe") + hyll ("hill").


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