varna

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See also: Varna, värna, vārna, and vārnā

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From Sanskrit वर्ण (várṇa, colour, tint, dye, pigment, appearance, aspect), from verbal root √vṛ (to choose, select).

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varna (plural varnas)

  1. (Hinduism) any of the four original castes in Hinduism, or the system of such castes

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  • Credo, Quia Occidentale
  • Welzer, Albrecht. 1994. Credo, Quia Occidentale: A Note on Sanskrit varna and its Misinterpretation in Literature on Mamamsa and Vyakarana. In: Studies in Mamamsa: Dr Mandan Mishra Felicitation Volume edited by R.C. Dwivedi. Delhi: Motilal Banarasidass.

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várna f stress pattern 1

  1. crow

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varna

  1. to warn; to issue a warning

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