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Sūtra (Sanskrit: सूत्र sūtra, Devanagari: सूत्र, Pāli: sutta, Ardhamagadhi: sūya) literally means a thread or line that holds things together, and more metaphorically refers to an aphorism (or line, rule, formula) or a collection of such aphorisms in the form of a manual. It is derived from the verbal root siv-, meaning to sew (these words, including Latin suere and English to sew, all ultimately deriving from PIE *siH-/syuH- 'to sew'), as does the medical term "suture."

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