Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Régol-a, s. f. dim. Régol-étta, Régol-úzza,
1. rule, order;2. precept, method, pattern, model, example;3. an order of friars; 4. rule, statute, or institution of a religious order. — d'oro, the golden rule. — del tre, the Rule of Three in arithmetic; 5. a convent, monastery; 6. ruler for describing straight lines; 7. pl. the menses.
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regola: a rule, a prescription, a method, an order, a patterne or example to follow, a briefe lesson or instruction. Also a squire, a square, a lathe, a splint, a ruler. Also an order of religion or forme of life.