Yuga meaning

yo͝og'ə
One of the four ages constituting a cycle of history.
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Any of the four ages or eras of the world according to Hindu religious writings, each period being shorter, darker, and less righteous than the preceding.
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(religion, Hinduism) In Hindu theology, an epoch or era within a cycle of four ages: the Satya Yuga (Krita Yuga), the Dvapara Yuga, the Treta Yuga and finally the Kali Yuga, with lengths ranging from 432,000 to 1,728,000 years.
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Origin of yuga

  • Sanskrit yugam yoke, pair, era yeug- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Hindi युग.
    From Wiktionary