Maharani definition

mähə-ränē
The wife of a maharajah.
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A princess in India ranking above a rani, especially the sovereign ruler of one of the former native states.
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Used as a title for such a woman.
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(historical) In India,
  • The wife of a maharajah.
  • A princess ruling any of the chief states.
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Wife of a maharajah, approximately, a queen consort.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
maharani
Plural:
maharanis

Origin of maharani

  • Hindi mahārānī from Sanskrit mahārājñī mahā- great meg- in Indo-European roots rājñī queen reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindustani महा रानी / مہا رانی (mahā rānī), from Sanskrit.

    From Wiktionary