- Hinduism. a collection of aphorisms relating to some aspect of the conduct of life.
- Pali sut·ta [soo t-uh] /ˈsʊt ə/. Buddhism. any of the sermons of Buddha.
- one of the approximately 4000 rules or aphorisms that constitute Panini's grammar of Sanskrit.
Origin of sutra
Examples from the Web for sutta
Historical Examples of sutta
We are not however told that they revised the Sutta or Abhidhamma.
It is doubtless meant that he recited the Sutta with a running exposition.
In Buddhist literature the composite and tertiary character of the Sutta Pitaka is equally plain.
Thus in one sutta the Buddha preaches of the burden, the bearer of the burden, taking it up and laying it down.
This sutta may be taken in connection with passages asserting that the Buddha knows more than he tells his disciples.
- Hinduism Sanskrit sayings or collections of sayings on Vedic doctrine dating from about 200 ad onwards
- (modifier) Hinduism
- of or relating to the last of the Vedic literary periods, from about 500 to 100 bcthe sutra period
- of or relating to the sutras or compilations of sutras of about 200 ad onwards
- Buddhism collections of dialogues and discourses of classic Mahayana Buddhism dating from the 2nd to the 6th centuries a.d
Word Origin for sutra
"series of aphorisms," 1801, from Sanskrit sutram "rule," literally "string, thread" (as a measure of straightness), from sivyati "sew;" cognate with Latin suere "to sew" (see sew). Applied to rules of grammar, law, philosophy, etc., along with their commentaries.