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varna

1

[ vahr-nuh, vuhr- ]

noun

  1. Hinduism. class ( def 13 ).


Varna

2

[ vahr-nuh ]

noun

  1. a seaport in NE Bulgaria, on the Black Sea.

Varna

1

/ ˈvarna /

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


varna

2

/ ˈvɑːnə /

noun

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of varna1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of varna1

from Sanskrit: class

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Example Sentences

He sent a portion of his baggage on at once, and went on to Varna, attended by his aide-de-camp, Captain Pearson.

The French, on the contrary, gave cheques on their commissariat chest at Varna, which were only payable on presentation there.

This was an immense boon, particularly as the men, except servants on leave, were not allowed to go into Varna.

Varna is such a town as only could have been devised by a nomadic race aping the habits of civilized nations.

Vessels were sent up to Varna daily with stores; but we were not prepared to take the field.

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