variants or less commonly smrti
plural -s
often capitalized
: the body of Hindu sacred writings containing traditional teachings (as on religious, domestic, and social practice) based on the Vedas and forming the class of shastras below the sruti

Word History


Sanskrit smṛti, literally, what is remembered, from smarati he remembers

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“Smriti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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