in India, the wife of a rajah or a woman who is a queen or princess in her own right
also sp. ra′nee
Origin of raniHindi r?n? from Sanskrit r?jñ?, feminine of r?jan: see rajah
nounpl. ra·nis, also ra·nees
- The wife of a raja.
- A princess or queen in India or the East Indies.
Origin of raniHindi rānī from Sanskrit rājñī feminine of rājā, rājñ- raja ; see raja .