sloka

noun

slo·​ka
ˈshlōkə
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 29 Feb. 2024.

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