sloka

\\ˈshlōkə\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Sanskrit śloka, literally, sound, fame, hymn, stanza; akin to śṛṇoti he hears — more at loud
: a distich consisting of two lines of 16 syllables each or of four octosyllabic hemistichs that is the chief verse form of the Sanskrit epics

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  • Sloka — (Çloka), s. Sanskrit, S. 579,2. Spalte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sloka — Sloka, in der Sanskritmetrik eine 4zeilige Strophe …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 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 . * * * ▪ Sanskrit poetics Sanskrit:“sound,” “song of praise,” “praise,”… …   Universalium

  • Sloka — Slo|ka der; , s <aus gleichbed. sanskr. ślóka, eigtl. »Schall, Ruf«> der epische Vers der Sanskritdichtungen, aus zwei 16 silbigen Versen bestehend …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • sloka — • förvissna, vissna, förtvina, torka bort • dingla, hänga, slänga, sloka, gunga, vaja …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • sloka — [ ʃləʊkə] noun a couplet of Sanskrit verse, especially one in which each line contains sixteen syllables. Origin from Sanskrit śloka noise, praise …   English new terms dictionary

  • slóka — e ž (ọ̄) zool. ptica vlažnih gozdov z dolgim kljunom, Scolopax rusticola: streljati sloke ◊ zool. morska sloka majhna morska riba z velikimi očmi, rdečimi lisami in dvema različnima hrbtnima plavutma, Macrorhamphosus scolopax …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • sloka — v ( de, t) hänga slapp, sloka med huvudet …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

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