sloka
slo·ka (shlōʹkə) n.
A distich of Sanskrit verse consisting of two sixteen-syllable lines of two eight-syllable padas each.
  [Sanskrit ślokaḥ, sound, hymn, sloka. See kleu-.

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▪ Sanskrit poetics
Sanskrit:“sound,” “song of praise,” “praise,” or “stanza”

      chief verse form of the Sanskrit epics. A fluid metre that lends itself well to improvisation, the sloka consists of two verse lines (a distich) of 16 syllables each or four half lines (hemistichs) of 8 syllables each.

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