Rani definition

ränē
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A princess or queen in India or the East Indies.
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The wife of a raja.
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In India, the wife of a rajah or a woman who is a queen or princess in her own right.
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The wife of a rajah.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
rani
Plural:
ranis

Origin of rani

  • Hindi rānī from Sanskrit rājñī feminine of rājā, rājñ- raja raja

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

  • From Hindustani रानी / رانی (rānÄ«), from Sanskrit राज्ञी (rā́jñī, “queen, princess").

    From Wiktionary