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varna

[vahr-nuh, vuhr-] /ˈvɑr nə, ˈvʌr-/
noun
1.
Hinduism. class (def 13).
Origin
< Sanskrit varna literally, cover, color, hence sort, class

Varna

[vahr-nuh] /ˈvɑr nə/
noun
1.
a seaport in NE Bulgaria, on the Black Sea.
Formerly Stalin.
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  • Each varna in turn contains hundreds of hereditary castes and subcastes with their own pecking orders.
British Dictionary definitions for varna

varna

/ˈvɑːnə/
noun
1.
any of the four Hindu castes; Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, or Sudra
Word Origin
from Sanskrit: class

Varna

/Bulgarian 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
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