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ཚིགས་སུ་བཅད་པ། (Wyl. tshigs su bcad pa) n. Pron.: tsik su chepa

  • discourses in verse [Literature Terminology]
  • cf. ཚིགས་སུ་བཅད་པའི་སྡེ་
  • Skt. श्लोकः, śloka, Pron.: shloka. From Sanskrit: prob. connected with | 'sorrow', the first | having been composed by Vālmīki grieved at seeing a bird killed | a call or voice (of the gods) | fame renown, glory, praise, hymn of praise | a proverb, maxim | a stanza, (•esp.) a •partic. kind of common epic metre (also called Anu-shṭubh | consisting of 4 Pādas 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 | N. of a Sāman [Mahavyutpatti] [Sanskrit] MVP MW
  • Skt. गाथा, gāthā, Pron.: gatha. From Sanskrit: a verse, stanza (especially one which is neither Ṛic, nor Sāman, nor Yajus, a verse not belonging to the Vedas, but to the epic poetry of legends or Ākhyānas, such as the Śunaḥśepa-Ākhyāna or the | the metrical part of a Sūtra | N. of the Āryā metre | any metre not enumerated in the regular treatises on prosody [Mahavyutpatti] [Sanskrit] MVP MW