Yuga

Yuga

[yoog-uh]
noun 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.

Origin:
1775–85; < Sanskrit

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Yuga (ˈjʊɡə)
 
n
(in Hindu cosmology) one of the four ages of mankind, together lasting over 4 million years and marked by a progressive decline in the vitality and morals of men
 
[C18: from Sanskrit: yoke, race of men, era; see yoke]

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