Kali Yuga

Ka·​li Yu·​ga | \ ˌkəlēˈyu̇gə \

Definition of Kali Yuga

: the depraved fourth and final age of a Hindu world cycle : dark age

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History and Etymology for Kali Yuga

Sanskrit kaliyuga, from kali ace on a die + yuga yoke, age of the world; from the fact that the ace is the unluckiest throw in dice games

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“Kali Yuga.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kali%20Yuga. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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