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Definition of sutra noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sutra

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsuːtrə//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːtrə//
     
    Religious texts
     
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  1. 1a rule or statement in Sanskrit literature, or a set of rules
  2. 2 a Buddhist or Jainist holy text See related entries: Religious texts
  3. Word Originfrom Sanskrit sūtra ‘thread, rule’, from siv ‘sew’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sutra