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maharanee

[mah-huh-rah-nee] /ˌmɑ həˈrɑ ni/
noun
1.
(formerly) the wife of a maharajah.
2.
(formerly) an Indian princess who was sovereign in her own right.
Also, maharani.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Hindi mahārānī great queen, equivalent to mahā- great + rānī ranee
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maharani

/ˌmɑːhəˈrɑːniː/
noun
1.
the wife of a maharajah
2.
a woman holding the rank of maharajah
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi, from mahā great + rani
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