maharani

noun
ma·​ha·​ra·​ni | \ ˌmä-hə-ˈrä-nē How to pronounce maharani (audio) \
variants: or maharanee

Definition of maharani

1 : the wife of a maharaja
2 : a Hindu princess ranking above a rani

First Known Use of maharani

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for maharani

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

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The first known use of maharani was circa 1855

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“Maharani.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maharani. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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maharani

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How to pronounce maharani (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of maharani

: the wife of a maharaja
: a Hindu princess

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