Meaning of SUTRA in English

[ 'su:trə ]

(also sutta )

■ noun

1》 a rule or aphorism in Sanskrit literature, or a set of these on grammar or Hindu law or philosophy. See also Kama Sutra .

2》 a Buddhist or Jainist scripture.


from Sanskrit sūtra 'thread, rule', from siv 'sew'.

Concise Oxford English vocab.      Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка.