sloka

noun slo·ka \ˈshlōkə\

Definition of sloka

plural

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  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of sloka

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


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