- a precept or maxim
- a collection of these
- Buddhism a scriptural narrative; esp., an account of a dialogue or sermon of the Buddha
Origin of sutraSanskrit s?tra, a thread, string ; from Indo-European base an unverified form siw-, to sew
- Hinduism Any of various aphoristic doctrinal summaries produced for memorization generally between 500 and 200 BC and later incorporated into Hindu literature.
- also sut·ta Buddhism A scriptural narrative, especially a text traditionally regarded as a discourse of the Buddha.
Origin of sutraSanskrit s&umacron;tram, thread, sutra; see sy&umacron;- in Indo-European roots.
From Sanskrit à¤¸à¥‚à¤¤à¥à¤° (sÅ«Ìtra, “thread, yarn, string; rule").
- Alternative spelling of sutra.