shlok

sanskrut ki do panktiyon ki rachana, jinke dvaara kisi prakaar ka kathokathan kiya jaata hai, shlok kahalaata hai. shlok praay: chhand ke roop mein hote hain arthaat inmein gati, yati aur laya hoti hai. chhand ke roop mein hone ke kaaran ye aasaani se yaad ho jaate hain. praacheenakaal mein gyaan ko lipibddh karke rakhane ki pratha na hone ke kaaran hi is prakaar ka praavadhaan kiya gaya tha.

shlok 'anushtup chhnd' ka puraana naam bhi hai. kintu aajkal sanskrut ka koi chhand ya padya 'shlok' kahalaata hai.

'shlok' ka shaabdik arth

1. aavaaj, dhvani, shabd.

2. pukaarane ka shabd, aahvaan, pukaar.

3. prashansa, stuti.

4. keerti, yash.

5. kisi gun ya visheshata ka prashansaatmak kathan ya varnan. jaise—aashoor-shlok arthaat shoorata ka varnan.