rani

[ rah-nee, rah-nee ]
/ ˈrɑ ni, rɑˈni /

noun, plural ra·nis.

Definition for rani (2 of 2)

ranee

or ra·ni

[ rah-nee, rah-nee ]
/ ˈrɑ ni, rɑˈni /

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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British Dictionary definitions for rani (1 of 2)

rani

ranee

/ (ˈrɑːnɪ) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for rani (2 of 2)

ranee
/ (ˈrɑːnɪ) /

noun

a variant spelling of rani
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