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also ra·nee  (rä′nē)
n. pl. ra·nis also ra·nees
1. The wife of a raja.
2. A princess or queen in India or the East Indies.

[Hindi rānī, from Sanskrit rājñī, feminine of rājā, rājñ-, raja; see raja.]
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(ˈrɑːnɪ) or


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in oriental countries, esp India) a queen or princess; the wife of a rajah
[C17: from Hindi: queen, from Sanskrit rājñī, feminine of rājan rajah]
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or ra•nee

(ˈrɑ ni, rɑˈni)

n., pl. -nis or -nees.
1. the wife of a rajah.
2. a title of female rulers corresponding to rajah.
[1690–1700; < Hindi rānī; compare Skt rājñī queen (feminine derivative of rājan king)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rani - (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja
aristocrat, blue blood, patrician - a member of the aristocracy
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nRani f
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