Yoktra: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Yoktra (योक्त्र) is a Sanskrit technical term referring the “yoking-strap” of a chariot (yāna). The shaft of this strap is tied to the back of the bullock. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.291-292)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yoktra (योक्त्र).—

1) A cord, rope, thong, halter.

2) The tie of the yoke of a plough.

3) The rope by which an animal is tied to the pole of a carriage; छेदने चैव यन्त्राणां योक्त्ररश्म्योस्तथैव च (chedane caiva yantrāṇāṃ yoktraraśmyostathaiva ca) Ms.8.292.

4) A churning cord; ततो निश्चित्य मथनं योक्त्रं कृत्वा च वासुकिम् (tato niścitya mathanaṃ yoktraṃ kṛtvā ca vāsukim) Rām.1.45.18,19.

Derivable forms: yoktram (योक्त्रम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yoktra (योक्त्र).—m.

(-ktraṃ) The tie of the yoke of a plough or carriage. E. yuj to join, Unadi aff., tran .

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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