Yoktra: 11 definitions
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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)
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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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) Manusmṛti 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
(-ktraṃ) The tie of the yoke of a plough or carriage. E. yuj to join, Unadi aff., tran .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yoktra (योक्त्र).—i. e. yuj + tra, n. The tie of the yoke of a plough; a halter, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 292.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yoktra (योक्त्र).—[neuter] band, cord, halter.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Yoktra (योक्त्र):—[from yuj] n. any instrument for tying or fastening, a rope, thong, halter, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (also -pāśa, m.)
2) [v.s. ...] the thongs by which an animal is attached to the pole of a carriage, [Mahābhārata]
3) [v.s. ...] the band round broom, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
4) [v.s. ...] the tie of the yoke of a plough, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Yoktra (योक्त्र):—(ktraṃ) 1. n. The tie of the yoke for fastening a plough.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Yoktra (योक्त्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jotta, Jottaya.
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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 (even English!). 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.
Yōktra (ಯೋಕ್ತ್ರ):—[noun] a length of rope or cord, used to bind or tie (something).
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Yoktraka, Yoktrapasha, Yoktrarashmi, Yoktray, Yoktraya.
Ends with: Bhujayoktra, Dashayoktra, Prayoktra.
Full-text: Yoktraka, Yotra, Yoktrapasha, Prayoktra, Yoktraya, Dashayoktra, Bhujayoktra, Jottaya, Ashmayokta, Jotta, Yoktray, Pariharana, Yotta, Yoktavya, Maunja.
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Women in the Atharva-veda Samhita (by Pranab Jyoti Kalita)
1. Rites Related to Marriage < [Chapter 5 - Women in the Rites and Rituals of the Atharvaveda]
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Rig Veda 5.33.2 < [Sukta 33]
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Alaṃkāra (3): Kāvyārtha-Yoni < [Chapter 3 - Contribution of Rājaśekhara to Sanskrit Poetics]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 8.291-292 < [Section XLII - Assaults]
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 3, brāhmaṇa 1 < [First Kāṇḍa]