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Definition 1: (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis) - [noun denoting group]

(varna is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(... is a kind of varna ) the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category

(... is a kind of varna ) the second highest of the four varnas: the noble or warrior category

(... is a kind of varna ) the third of the four varnas: the commoners or yeoman farmers or mercantile and professional category

(... is a kind of varna ) the lowest of the four varnas: the servants and workers of low status

(varna is a member of ...) (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)

(varna belongs to category ...) 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

Definition 2: a port city in northeastern Bulgaria on the Black Sea - [noun denoting location]

(varna is an instance of ...) a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

"Ancient Troy was a great city"

(varna is an instance of ...) a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country

(... is part of varna) a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe

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