yojan

noun yo·jan \ˈyōjən\
variants: or

yojana

\-jənə\

Definition of yojan

plural

-s

  1. :  any of various Hindu units of distance varying from 4 to 10 miles; especially :  a unit equal to about 5 miles

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Origin and Etymology of yojan

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


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