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A city of eastern Bulgaria on the Black Sea north-northeast of Burgas. Founded in the sixth century bc as a Greek colony, it came under Turkish control in 1391 and was ceded to newly independent Bulgaria in 1878. It is a port and an industrial center.


(Hinduism) any of the four Hindu castes; Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, or Sudra
[from Sanskrit: class]


(Bulgarian ˈvarna)
(Placename) 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


(ˈvɑr nə, ˈvʌr-)

n., pl. -nas.
any of the Hindu social classes; caste.
[1835–45; < Skt varna literally, cover, color, hence sort, class]


(ˈvɑr nə)

a seaport in NE Bulgaria, on the Black Sea. 305,891. Formerly, Stalin.
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Noun1.Varna - a port city in northeastern Bulgaria on the Black Sea
Bulgaria, Republic of Bulgaria - a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe
2.varna - (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
jati - (Hinduism) a Hindu caste or distinctive social group of which there are thousands throughout India; a special characteristic is often the exclusive occupation of its male members (such as barber or potter)
brahman, brahmin - the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category
rajanya - the second highest of the four varnas: the noble or warrior category
vaisya - the third of the four varnas: the commoners or yeoman farmers or mercantile and professional category
shudra, sudra - the lowest of the four varnas: the servants and workers of low status
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