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Definition of SUTRA

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Sutra \Su"tra\, n.; pl. {Sutras}. [Skr. s?tra a thread, a string of rules; an aphorism; fr. siv to sew.]
     1.
        (a) A precept; an aphorism; a brief rule.
        (b) A collection of such aphorisms.
            [1913 Webster]

     2. pl. A body of Hindoo literature containing aphorisms on grammar, meter, law, and philosophy, and forming a connecting link between the Vedic and later Sanscrit literature. --Balfour (Cyc. of India). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "sutra":
     adage, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, byword, catchword, collected sayings, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, epigram, expression, gnome, golden saying, maxim, moral, mot, motto, oracle, phrase, pithy saying, precept, prescript, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, saw, saying, sentence, sententious expression, sloka, stock saying, teaching, text, verse, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, witticism, word, words of wisdom


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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