rani

[rah-nee, rah-nee]
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ranee

or ra·ni

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

Origin of ranee

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

ranee

noun
  1. (in oriental countries, esp India) a queen or princess; the wife of a rajah

Word Origin for rani

C17: from Hindi: queen, from Sanskrit rājñī, feminine of rājan rajah

ranee

noun
  1. a variant spelling of rani
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