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varna

[ vahr-nuh, vuhr- ]
/ ˈvɑr nə, ˈvʌr- /
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noun
Hinduism. class (def. 13).
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Origin of varna

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

Other definitions for varna (2 of 2)

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 (1 of 2)

varna
/ (ˈvɑːnə) /

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

Word Origin for varna

from Sanskrit: class

British Dictionary definitions for varna (2 of 2)

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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