varna

[ vahr-nuh, vuhr- ]
/ ˈvɑr nə, ˈvʌr- /
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noun

Hinduism. class(def 13).

Nearby words

  1. varlet,
  2. varletry,
  3. varley loop,
  4. varmint,
  5. varmus,
  6. varnish,
  7. varnish tree,
  8. varnishing day,
  9. varoom,
  10. varro

Origin of varna

From the Sanskrit word varna literally, cover, color, hence sort, class

Varna

[ vahr-nuh ]
/ ˈvɑr nə /

noun

a seaport in NE Bulgaria, on the Black Sea.
Formerly Stalin.

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British Dictionary definitions for varna

varna

/ (ˈvɑːnə) /

noun

any of the four Hindu castes; Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, or Sudra

Word Origin for varna

from Sanskrit: class

Varna

/ (Bulgarian ˈvarna) /

noun

a port in NE Bulgaria, on the Black Sea: founded by Greeks in the 6th century bc; under the Ottoman Turks (1391–1878). Pop: 340 000 (2005 est)Former name (1949–56): Stalin
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