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or ra·ni

[rah-nee, rah-nee]
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noun (in India)
  1. the wife of a rajah.
  2. a reigning queen or princess.
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Origin of ranee

1690–1700; < Hindi rānī < Sanskrit rājñī queen (feminine derivative of rājan king)
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Related Words

monarch, ruler, matriarch, consort, sovereign, empress, regina, ranee, czarina

Examples from the Web for ranee

Historical Examples

  • When we went to Ranee Khet there was not a single house at the place.

    Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877

    James Kennedy

  • She repeated what the old Ranee had already told him and also showed him the stones.

  • The wicked nurse was with the Ranee when the workman came to her.

  • The Ranee made haste to lead them to her husband and told him the whole story.

  • I told the secret to a Ranee who was my enemy, though I did not know it at the time.

British Dictionary definitions for ranee


  1. a variant spelling of rani
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