Sutra meaning

so͝otrə
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A rule or thesis in Sanskrit grammar or Hindu law or philosophy.
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(buddhism) A scriptural narrative, especially a text traditionally regarded as a discourse of the Buddha.
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(hinduism) Any of various aphoristic doctrinal summaries produced for memorization generally between 500 and 200 bc and later incorporated into Hindu literature.
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(buddhism) A scriptural narrative; esp., an account of a dialogue or sermon of the Buddha.
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(Buddhism, Hinduism) A scriptural narrative, especially a discourse of the Buddha.
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Alternative spelling of sutra.
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Origin of sutra

  • Sanskrit sūtram thread, sutra syū- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sanskrit सूत्र (sū́tra, “thread, yarn, string; rule").

    From Wiktionary