Hindi varṇa, color < Sans, orig. prob. covering < IE base *wer-, to close, cover > weir
seaport in NE Bulgaria, on the Black Sea: pop. 315,000
See varna in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of eastern Bulgaria on the Black Sea north-northeast of Burgas. Founded in the sixth century B.C. as a Greek colony, it came under Turkish control in 1391 and was ceded to newly independent Bulgaria in 1878. It is a port and an industrial center. Population: 323,000.