Dictionary.com

varna

[ vahr-nuh, vuhr- ]
/ ˈvɑr nə, ˈvʌr- /
Save This Word!

noun
Hinduism. class (def. 13).
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 8
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK