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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
varna

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

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References

  • 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.

Lithuanian

Noun

varna f.

  1. crow

Swedish

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Verb

Conjugations of varna
Infinitive varna
Present tense varnar
Past tense varnade
Supine varnat
Imperative varna
Present participle varnande, varnandes
Past participle varnad

varna

  1. to warn; to issue a warning

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