[ vur-oo-nuh, vahr-uh- ]

  1. the Vedic god of natural and moral law, probably a sky god originally: thought to correspond to the Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda.

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How to use Varuna in a sentence

  • Soon after, in a wilder phase of Clyde weather, 'Mab' and 'Varuna' were caught by a fierce squall and laid down to it.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • It was at Lowestoft that 'Lais' first gave 'Varuna' a taste of her quality, as she beat the latter by 13 mins.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • These twin deities, Mitra and Varuna, measured out the span of human life.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria | Donald A. Mackenzie
  • As a sky god Mitra may have been associated, like Varuna, with the waters above the firmament.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria | Donald A. Mackenzie
  • Then another ram came up and joined in the attack, and the Varuna was reduced to a wreck and driven ashore.

    The Hero of Manila | Rossiter Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for Varuna


/ (ˈværʊnə, ˈvʌ-) /

  1. Hinduism the ancient sky god, later the god of the waters and rain-giver. In earlier traditions he was also the all-seeing divine judge

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