The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Regale \Re*gale"\ (r?*g?l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Regaled
(-g?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Regaling.] [F. r['e]galer, Sp.
regalar to regale, to caress, to melt, perhaps fr. L.
regalare to thaw (cff. Gelatin), or cf. Sp. gala graceful,
pleasing address, choicest part of a thing (cf. Gala), or
most likely from OF. galer to rejoice, gale pleasure.]
To enerta?n in a regal or sumptuous manner; to enrtertain
with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh; as, to
regale the taste, the eye, or the ear.