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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun Alternative form of shloka.

Etymologies

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

[Sanskrit ślokaḥ, sound, hymn, sloka; see kleu- in Indo-European roots.]

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