Etymology

1. sutra

noun. a rule or aphorism in Sanskrit literature or a group of aphoristic doctrinal summaries prepared for memorization.

Etymology

  • सूत्र (Sanskrit)

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Example sentences of the word sutra


1. Adjective
During the funeral, a priest will chant sections from a sutra – a collection of Buddhist aphorisms – and burn incense.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Eating plant-based foods is recommended, as Ayurveda derives from the yoga sutra, which encourages the concept of non-harming or ahimsa.

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