Varṇi, Varni: 8 definitions

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Varṇi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Varṇi (वर्णि).—Vedavyāsa of the 14th Dvāpara.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 3. 14.
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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

varṇī (वर्णी).—m S A religious student, a brahmacārī q. v.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varṇi (वर्णि).—

1) Gold.

2) Fragrant ointment.

Derivable forms: varṇiḥ (वर्णिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Varṇi (वर्णि).—n. (-rṇi) Gold. E. varṇ to colour, &c., Unadi aff. in .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Varṇi (वर्णि):—[from varṇ] 1. varṇi (gender doubtful), gold, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 123 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] m. fragrant ointment, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] 2. varṇi in [compound] for varṇin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Varṇi (वर्णि):—(rṇiḥ) 2. n. Gold.

[Sanskrit to German]

Varṇi in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Varṇi (ವರ್ಣಿ):—

1) [adjective] coloured; colourful.

2) [adjective] belonging to certain class or caste.

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Varṇi (ವರ್ಣಿ):—

1) [noun] a painter; an artist.

2) [noun] a man belonging to any of the four classes or any of the castes of the Hindu society.

3) [noun] a brāhmaṇa student.

4) [noun] a writer; an author or columnist.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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