Definitions for "Karna"
A great warrior in the Mahabharat epic who used to give away enormous wealth in charity to the poor.
The first son of Kunti, born to her by the sun-god before her marriage to Pandu. She abandoned the infant Karna by floating him in a basket on a river, and he was discovered and adopted by a mixed-caste chariot driver. Karna became an arch-rival of the Pandavas, who were unaware of his origin. In the Kurukshetra battle, he was made the Kuru commander-in-chief after the death of Drona, and Arjuna killed him.
It is a Sanskrit word meaning ear.