yuga
noun Etymology: Sanskrit, yoke, age — more at yoke Date: 1784 one of the four ages of a Hindu world cycle

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  • Yuga — [yoog′ə] n. [Sans yuga, an age, YOKE] 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 …   English World dictionary

  • Yuga — (sanskrit.), s. Juga …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Yuga — Yuga, im Sanskrit s.v.w. Weltalter, deren vier unterschieden werden, die etwa dem goldenen, silbernen, eisernen und ehernen Zeitalter der klassischen Völker entsprechen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Yuga — A Yuga (Devanāgari: युग) in Hindu philosophy is the name of an epoch or era within a cycle of four ages. These are the Satya Yuga (or Krita Yuga), the Treta Yuga, the Dvapara Yuga and finally the Kali Yuga, which are equated with the Roman Golden …   Wikipedia

  • Yuga — Ein Zeitalter ist ein längerer Abschnitt in der zeitlichen Betrachtung der Geschichte, der sich durch verbindende Merkmale auszeichnet. Oft wird der Begriff synonym zu Epoche gebraucht. In der Terminologie der Zeitrechnung steht jedoch der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yuga — En el marco del hinduismo, un iugá (‘era’ en sánscrito) es cada una de las cuatro eras en la que está dividido un majā iugá (‘gran era’). yuga, en el sistema AITS (alfabeto internacional de transliteración sánscrita). युग, en escritura devánagari …   Wikipedia Español

  • Yuga — Les quatre âges d un mahâyuga dans leur proportion 4:3:2:1 Un yuga (sanskrit en devanāgarī : युग) (ou youga) est un « âge » ou une époque dans un cycle de quatre yuga, Satya Yuga (ou Krita Yuga), Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga et Kali… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yuga —    In Hindu cosmology a Yuga, or “Age,” is the smallest unit of cosmological time. Four Yugas make up one MAHAYUGA, or Great Age: the Golden Age (KRITA, or Satya, YUGA), the Silver Age (TRETA YUGA), the Bronze Age (DVAPARA YUGA), and the Iron Age …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Yuga — /yoog euh/, n. Hinduism. 1. an age of time. 2. any of four ages, the Satya, the Treta, the Dvapara, and the Kali, each worse than the last, forming a cycle due to begin again when the Kali has come to an end. [1775 85; < Skt] * * * Unit of the… …   Universalium

  • yuga — noun In Hindu theology, an epoch or era within a cycle of four ages: the Satya Yuga (or Krita Yuga), the the Dvapara Yuga,the Treta Yugaand finally the Kali Yuga, with incremental lengths ranging from 432,000 to 1,728,000 years …   Wiktionary

  • yuga — ˈyu̇gə noun ( s) Etymology: Sanskrit, yoke, pair, race of men, age of the world more at yoke : one of the four ages of a Hindu world cycle each shorter and less righteous than the one preceding see dvapara yuga, kali yuga …   Useful english dictionary

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