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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.
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(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
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(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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7, The Crescent, Whitby, another to Herr Leutner, Varna. The third was to Coutts & Co., London, and the fourth to Herren Klopstock
Varna met 2019 with a budget of nearly BGN 498 000 million.
Currency: Bulgarian Leva (BGN) PS1 = 2.28 BGN The flight: Fly direct from Manchester to Varna with BH Air.
It is a safe bet that any redevelopment of a marquee location in Bulgaria will draw its share of controversy and the case of Varna's beach-line avenue, in a project known as Aleya Purva (First Alley) is no different.
Latvia-based Regionala Investiciju Banka (RIB) has announced that it has entered the Bulgarian market by opening a branch in Varna.
His breakthrough came at the Varna Competition in 1974, when he was the first American male to win the gold medal.
Projects for the change of the urban environment in Varna were presented by future architects at the entrance of the Sea Garden, BGNES reported from Varna.
The case of the beach avenue in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna has all the features of a Hollywood-style corporate drama with a wide social impact.
Bulgaria is determined to rescue the Varna thermal power plant, according to Anton Pavlov, Deputy Minister of Economy.