Rani, Rāṇī: 11 definitions


Rani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology, Tamil. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Rāṇī.—(EI 23, 33), feminine from of Rāṇa or Rāṇā (i. e. Rāṇaka); designation of a queen. Note: rāṇī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Rani refers to “Queen”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Rani [राणी] in the Konkani language is the name of a plant identified with Alseodaphne semecarpifolia Nees from the Lauraceae (Laurel) family having the following synonyms: Laurus semecarpifolia. For the possible medicinal usage of rani, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Rani in India is the name of a plant defined with Flemingia chappar in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Maughania chappar (Buch.-Ham. ex Benth.) Kuntze (among others).

2) Rani in Upper Volta is also identified with Cenchrus biflorus It has the synonym Elymus caput-medusae Forssk., nom. illeg., non Elymus caput-medusae L. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or a catalogue … (1814)
· Mémoires de l’Académie des Sciences de Turin (1854)
· Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique … (1863)
· Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France (1933)
· Beskrivelse af Guineeiske planter (1827)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rāṇī (राणी).—f ( H or rājñī S) A queen.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Rāṇi (राणि):—[from rāṇa] m. [patronymic] [from] raṇa [gana] pailādi.

2) Rāṇī (राणी):—[from rāṇā] f. (corruption of rājñī q.v.) a queen.

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Rani in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Rānī (रानी):—(nf) a queen; beloved; —[biṭiyā] good daughter; —[rūṭheṃgī apanā suhāga leṃgī] the worst one could do is to do what one can.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Rāṇī (राणी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit words: Rājñikā, Jñī.

Rāṇī has the following synonyms: Rāṇiā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rāṇi (ರಾಣಿ):—

1) [noun] the wife of a king; a queen.

2) [noun] a woman who rules over a monarchy in her own right; a female sovereign; a queen.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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