Krishnavarna, aka: Kṛṣṇavarṇa, Krishna-varna; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Kṛṣṇavarṇa can be transliterated into English as Krsnavarna or Krishnavarna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kṛṣṇavarṇa (कृष्णवर्ण).—Another name for the Śūdra caste.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 15. 44.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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kṛṣṇavarṇa (कृष्णवर्ण).—n (S kṛṣṇa Black, varṇa Color.) Used with hōṇēṃ & karaṇēṃ. A phrase expressing the removal out of sight, by death &c., of a hateful object. Ex. tyā gulāmācēṃ jyā divasīṃ kṛ0 hōīla tēvhāṃ mī yēīna.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Kṛṣṇavarṇa (कृष्णवर्ण).—

1) black colour.

2) Name of Rāhu.

3) a Śūdra; विडूरुङ्घ्रिश्रितकृष्णवर्णः (viḍūruṅghriśritakṛṣṇavarṇaḥ) Bhāg.2.1.37.

Derivable forms: kṛṣṇavarṇaḥ (कृष्णवर्णः).

Kṛṣṇavarṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛṣṇa and varṇa (वर्ण).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛṣṇavarṇa (कृष्णवर्ण).—mfn.

(-rṇa-rṇā-rṇaṃ) 1. Black or dark blue, A Sudra. 2. A name of Rahu n,

(-rṇaṃ) The colour black. E. kṛṣṇa and varṇa colour.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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