ryal

noun
ry·​al
variants: or less commonly rial \ ˈrī(ə)l \
plural -s

Definition of ryal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : one of two Scottish coins:
a : a gold coin equivalent to 60 shillings or 3 pounds issued by Mary Queen of Scots (16th century)
b : a silver coin worth 30 shillings issued by Mary and James VI (16th and 17th centuries)
3 : a monetary unit of Zanzibar used until 1908 and equal to 136 pysa

ryal

Definition of ryal (Entry 2 of 2)

variant spelling of real:4

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First Known Use of ryal

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ryal

Noun

Middle English, from ryal, rial royal

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“Ryal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ryal. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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