From Sanskrit श्लोक (śloka).
shloka (plural shlokas)
- 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.