Definition of varna in English:

varna

Pronunciation: /ˈvär-//ˈvərnə/

noun

  • Each of the four Hindu castes, Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaishya, and Shudra.

    • ‘Traditionally, there were four main varnas, plus one group of outsiders.’
    • ‘Strictly speaking, class and caste are different social institutions, though castes are often assumed to fit into the four varnas.’
    • ‘The varna of a person almost entirely depends on training and circumstances.’
    • ‘Vedic civilization is based on four varnas (divisions of society), but there are people who do not fit within these four.’
    • ‘Hinduism recognises four varnas based on occupation (jati or jat) and ancestry.’
    class, social class, order, social order, social division, grade, grading, group, grouping, station, stratum, echelon, rank, level, degree, set
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Origin

Sanskrit, literally color, class.

Pronunciation:

varna

/ˈvär-//ˈvərnə/

Definition of Varna in English:

Varna

Pronunciation: /ˈvär-//ˈvərnə/

proper noun

  • A port and resort in eastern Bulgaria, on the western shores of the Black Sea; population 318,313 (2008)

Pronunciation:

Varna

/ˈvärnə/