Sautra: 10 definitions


Sautra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Sautra (सौत्र).—Belonging to the sutra; found in the sutra as contrasted with what is given elsewhere; cf. सौत्रोयं धातुः (sautroyaṃ dhātuḥ) or सौत्रं पुस्त्वम् (sautraṃ pustvam) etc. cf also सौत्रो निर्देशः (sautro nirdeśaḥ) M. Bh. on P. III. 2.139, III. 4.60, 64, IW. 2.64 etc.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sautra (सौत्र).—a S Belonging or relating to sūtra q. v.; preceptive, formular, regular, normal, accordant with rule or direction.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sautra (सौत्र).—a Preceptive.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sautra (सौत्र).—a. (-trī f.) [सूत्र-अण् (sūtra-aṇ)]

1) Belonging to or having a thread or string.

2) Belonging to, mentioned, occurring or declared in, a Sūtra q. v.

-traḥ 1 A Brāhmaṇa.

2) An artificial root occurring in grammatical Sūtras which cannot be conjugated like a regular verb, but is used only to form derivative words.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sautra (सौत्र).—mfn.

(-traḥ-trī-traṃ) 1. Preceptive, formulary, according to rule or precept. 2. Relating to or having a thread. m.

(-traḥ) 1. Brahman. 2. A radical, the only application of which is to form derivative nouns. and not like other roots, capable of conversion into a verb. E. sūtra a thread, a rule, &c., aṇ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sautra (सौत्र).—i. e. sūtra + a, I. adj. According to rule or precept. Ii. m. 1. A Brāhmaṇa. 2. A radical which is no verbal root.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sautra (सौत्र).—[adjective] consisting of threads or belonging to a Sūtra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Sautra (सौत्र):—mf(ī)n. ([from] sūtra) consisting or made of threads, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

2) relating to a Sūtra, mentioned or declared (only) in a S°

3) m. (with dhātu m.) a root given in a S° (for the sake of the derivation of a noun, but not used as a verb), [Patañjali; Siddhānta-kaumudī; Pāṇini [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) m. a Brāhman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sautra (सौत्र):—(traḥ) 1. m. A Brāhman; a radical, but not a verbal root. a. According to rule or precept.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sautra in German

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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