Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

maharani

play
noun ma·ha·ra·ni \-ˈrä-nē\

Simple Definition of maharani

  • : the wife of a maharaja

  • : a Hindu princess

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of maharani

  1. 1 :  the wife of a maharaja

  2. 2 :  a Hindu princess ranking above a rani

Variants of maharani

or

maharanee

Origin and Etymology of maharani

Hindi & Urdu mahārānī, from mahā great (from Sanskrit mahat) + rānī rani


First Known Use: circa 1855


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up maharani? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!