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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A distich of Sanskrit verse consisting of two sixteen-syllable lines of two eight-syllable padas each.

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  • n. Alternative form of shloka.

Etymologies

Sanskrit ślokaḥ, sound, hymn, sloka; see kleu- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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