śloka श्लोक

Definition: m. a stanza, (especially) a particular kind of common epic metre (also called anu-ṣṭubh- q.v;consisting of 4 pāda-s or quarter verses of 8 syllables each, or 2 lines of 16 syllables each, each line allowing great liberty except in the 5th, 13th, 14th and 15th syllables which should be unchangeable as in the following scheme, 8. 1. 8-8., the dots denoting either long or short;but the 6th and 7th syllables should be long;or if the 6th is short the 7th should be short also) etc.


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: S3Br., KaushUp., MBh.
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