variants or yojana
plural -s
: any of various Hindu units of distance varying from 4 to 10 miles
especially : a unit equal to about 5 miles

Word History


Hindi & Sanskrit; Hindi yojan, from Sanskrit yojana yoking, distance traversed in one yoking, from yunakti he yokes

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“Yojan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yojan. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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