maharanee

or ma·ha·ra·ni

[mah-huh-rah-nee]
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Origin of maharanee

1850–55; < Hindi mahārānī great queen, equivalent to mahā- great + rānī ranee
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Historical Examples of maharani

  • The Maharani was not well acquainted with that language and so was forced to appeal to me to interpret for her several times.

  • At the head of the incendiary movement was the Maharani, the wife of the late and mother of the present infant king.

    The Story of the Guides

    G. J. Younghusband


British Dictionary definitions for maharani

maharani

maharanee

noun
  1. the wife of a maharajah
  2. a woman holding the rank of maharajah

Word Origin for maharani

C19: from Hindi, from mahā great + rani
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