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maharanee

or maharani

[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.
Origin of maharanee
1850-1855
1850-55; < Hindi mahārānī great queen, equivalent to mahā- great + rānī ranee
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  • The maharani was not well acquainted with that language and so was forced to appeal to me to interpret for her several times.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • At the head of the incendiary movement was the maharani, the wife of the late and mother of the present infant king.

    The Story of the Guides G. J. Younghusband
British Dictionary definitions for maharani

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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