Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The wife of a rajah.
  • n. A princess or queen in India or the East Indies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The wife of a rajah.
  • n. A Hindu princess or female ruler in India.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A queen or princess; the wife of a rajah.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In India, the wife of a raja, or a reigning princess; a queen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja

Etymologies

Hindi rānī, from Sanskrit rājñī, feminine of rājā, rājñ-, rajah; see rajah.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindustani रानी / رانی (rānī), from Sanskrit राज्ञी (rā́jñī, "queen, princess"). (Wiktionary)

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  • it's a title, isn't it? feminine of raja or rai? my best friend growing up was called Rani.

    September 1, 2007