rani

[rah-nee, rah-nee]

noun, plural ra·nis.


ranee

or ra·ni

[rah-nee, rah-nee]

noun (in India)

the wife of a rajah.
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

(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

a variant spelling of rani
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