varna

[vahr-nuh, vuhr-]

Origin of varna

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

Varna

[vahr-nuh]
noun
  1. a seaport in NE Bulgaria, on the Black Sea.
Formerly Stalin.
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Examples from the Web for varna

Historical Examples of varna

  • Both Varna and Bourgas are connected by railway with the main lines.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

  • I, however, went with Macaulay Carvel on board the Varna boat.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford

  • It lies on the western side of the Black Sea, a little to the north of Varna.

    The Three Commanders

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • They were to be joined by their allies at the town of Varna on the shores of the Black Sea.

  • The next decent town we come to we'll get out and take the train on to Varna.


British Dictionary definitions for varna

varna

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

Word Origin for varna

from Sanskrit: class

Varna

noun
  1. 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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