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rani

[rah-nee, rah-nee]
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noun, plural ra·nis.
  1. ranee.
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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.
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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 for rani

king, monarch, emperor, czar, sultan, shah, majesty, queen, empress, mogul, kaiser, prince, baron, royal, sovereign, potentate, lord, dame, tycoon, baroness

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Historical Examples of rani

  • It was in the palace of the disinherited Rani, or Princess of the state.

    Lachmi Bai Rani of Jhansi

    Michael White

  • The Rani stepped close to the officer and scrutinized his features.

  • The two officers bowed to the Rani and retraced their steps to the end of the hall.

  • Welcome to the palace of the no longer unfortunate Rani of Jhansi.

  • The Rani slowly raised her hand and held it outstretched before her.


British Dictionary definitions for rani

rani

ranee

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