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Va·ru·na

 (vä′ro͞o-nə, vŭ′-)
n. Hinduism
The god of the ocean, often considered king of the gods and frequently paired with Mitra as an upholder of the world, inflicter of disease on sinners, and bringer of rain.

[Sanskrit Varuṇaḥ.]

Varuna

(ˈværʊnə; ˈvʌ-)
n
(Hinduism) 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

Var•u•na

(ˈvɜr ʊ nə, ˈvɑr ə-)

n.
the Vedic god of natural and moral law.
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Noun1.Varuna - in Vedism, god of the night sky who with his thousand eyes watches over human conduct and judges good and evil and punishes evildoersVaruna - in Vedism, god of the night sky who with his thousand eyes watches over human conduct and judges good and evil and punishes evildoers; often considered king of the Hindu gods and frequently paired with Mitra as an upholder of the world
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