Definitions

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  • noun In Hindustan, a measure of distance, varying in different places from four to ten miles, but generally valued at about five.

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  • noun A Vedic unit of distance used in ancient India, believed to be approximately 6 to 15 kilometers (4 to 9 miles).

Etymologies

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Sanskrit योजन.

Examples

  • The yojana is a measure of uncertain length variously reckoned as equal to nine miles, five, and a little less.

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  • "Reshma, we have just approved a 'yojana' (scheme) for new mothers; it will benefit girls like you, yes even if the child does not survive," I told the young woman.

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  • Followers of Jainism, a sister religion to Hinduism, defined a raju as the distance covered by a god in six months if he covers 100,000 yojana in each blink of his eye.

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  • Followers of Jainism, a sister religion to Hinduism, defined a raju as the distance covered by a god in six months if he covers 100,000 yojana in each blink of his eye.

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  • Not only was the Buddha able to fathom the impossibly large, but he was also proficient in the realm of the impossibly tiny, explaining how many atoms there were in the yojana, an ancient unit of length of around 10 kilometers.

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  • Not only was the Buddha able to fathom the impossibly large, but he was also proficient in the realm of the impossibly tiny, explaining how many atoms there were in the yojana, an ancient unit of length of around 10 kilometers.

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  • Not only was the Buddha able to fathom the impossibly large, but he was also proficient in the realm of the impossibly tiny, explaining how many atoms there were in the yojana, an ancient unit of length of around 10 kilometers.

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  • Followers of Jainism, a sister religion to Hinduism, defined a raju as the distance covered by a god in six months if he covers 100,000 yojana in each blink of his eye.

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  • Some of my cooking projects turn out to be like governmental panchavarshik yojana (5-year plans) - grand plans that may or may not ever materialize.

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  • To give the essence of this analogy: Eighty thousand yojana down on the bottom of the ocean there lives a turtle.

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