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VARNA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Varna mean? 

VARNA (noun)
  The noun VARNA has 2 senses:

1. a port city in northeastern Bulgaria on the Black Sea
2. (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)

  Familiarity information: VARNA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VARNA (noun)


Sense 1Varna [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A port city in northeastern Bulgaria on the Black Sea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

port (a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country)

Holonyms ("Varna" is a part of...):

Bulgaria; Republic of Bulgaria (a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe)


Sense 2varna [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("varna" is a kind of...):

group; grouping (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

Meronyms (members of "varna"):

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))

Domain category:

Hindooism; Hinduism (a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and 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)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "varna"):

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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