maharani


maharani
maharani or maharanee [mä΄hə rä′nē]
n.
Hindi mahārānī < mahā, great (< Sans: see MAGNI-) + rānī, queen
Historical in India
a) the wife of a maharajah
b) a princess who ruled any of the chief native states

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ma·ha·ra·ni or ma·ha·ra·nee (mä'hə-räʹnē) n. pl. ma·ha·ra·nis or ma·ha·ra·nees
1. The wife of a maharajah.
2. A princess in India ranking above a rani, especially the sovereign ruler of one of the former native states.
3. Used as a title for such a woman.
  [Hindi mahārānī, from Sanskrit mahārājñī: mahā-, great; See meg- in Indo-European Roots + rājñī, queen; See reg-.

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