shloka

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit श्लोक ‎(śloka).

Noun[edit]

shloka ‎(plural shlokas)

  1. A distich of Sanskrit verse, in which each line contains sixteen syllables.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 268:
      But it's not to be yet. There's a series of slokas to be recited.
    • 2004, Khushwant Singh, Burial at Sea, Penguin 2014, p. 3:
      They had heard Swamiji on their radio sets describe yoga asanas and quote shlokas from ancient Sanskrit texts.