varna

[vahr-nuh, vuhr-]
noun
Hinduism. class ( def 13 ).

Origin:
< Sanskrit varna literally, cover, color, hence sort, class

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Varna

[vahr-nuh]
noun
a seaport in NE Bulgaria, on the Black Sea.
Formerly Stalin.
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varna (ˈvɑːnə)
 
n
any of the four Hindu castes; Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, or Sudra
 
[from Sanskrit: class]

Varna (Bulgarian ˈvarna)
 
n
Former name (1949--56): Stalin 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)

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Each varna in turn contains hundreds of hereditary castes and subcastes with their own pecking orders.
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