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CC Ādi 16.69

Text

daśa alaṅkāre yadi eka śloka haya
eka doṣe saba alaṅkāra haya kṣaya

Synonyms

daśa alaṅkāre — with ten instances of literary ornamentation; yadi — if; eka — one; śloka — verse; haya — there is; eka doṣe — by one fault; saba — all; alaṅkāra — ornaments; haya kṣaya — become null and void.

Translation

“If there are ten literary ornaments in a verse but even one faulty expression, the entire verse is nullified.