The name Subtilregal is listed only by Audsley, who says:
The name given to an old lingual stop, of 8 ft. pitch, the tone of which was of a soft and agreeable quality, probably differing slightly from that of the Gedämpftregal. Both the stop and the name are obsolete.
This name comes from the German word subtil, meaning “subtle”. The names Subtiles Regal and Suptilregal (which may be a misspelling) are mentioned only by Adlung, with no definition; we assume them to be synonyms.
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