sloka

noun
slo·​ka | \ ˈshlōkə \
plural -s

Definition of sloka

: a distich consisting of two lines of 16 syllables each or of four octosyllabic hemistichs that is the chief verse form of the Sanskrit epics

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History and Etymology for sloka

Sanskrit śloka, literally, sound, fame, hymn, stanza; akin to śṛṇoti he hears

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“Sloka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sloka. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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