maharanee

maharanee

[mah-huh-rah-nee]
noun
1.
(formerly) the wife of a maharajah.
2.
(formerly) an Indian princess who was sovereign in her own right.
Also, maharani.


Origin:
1850–55; < Hindi mahārānī great queen, equivalent to mahā- great + rānī ranee

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maharani or maharanee (ˌmɑːhəˈrɑːniː)
 
n
1.  the wife of a maharajah
2.  a woman holding the rank of maharajah
 
[C19: from Hindi, from mahā great + rani]
 
maharanee or maharanee
 
n
 
[C19: from Hindi, from mahā great + rani]

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