Abbreviations

SuttaCentral is structured around the idea of a distinct entity—usually a sutta, Vinaya rule, or section of text—which has a unique identity. That identity is represented by an abbreviation, which serves both to label the text and to create the URL for that text. These abbreviations are as short and flexible as we can make them. While we don’t arbitrarily depart from accepted usage, in certain cases the special requirements of SuttaCentral have meant we have adopted new abbreviations. All abbreviations must satisfy the following criteria.

  • Unique across the entire SuttaCentral corpus;
  • No special characters or diacritical marks (as these can’t be used in URLs);
  • Case insenstive;
  • Usually two, hopefully no more than three characters long;
  • Conforming to recognized standards and conventions such as ISO.

To keep the list a reasonable length we omit language codes, which follow ISO 639-1. The exceptions are cases where there is no ISO 639-1 code, or we don’t use it because it clashes with other abbreviations on SuttaCentral.

List of Abbreviations
-aAṭṭhakathā
AbAbhidhamma
ACIPAsian Classics Input Project
ANAṅguttara Nikāya
ArvArthaviniścaya
AsAdhikaraṇasamatha
AscAbhisamācārika
AvsAvadānaśataka
AyAniyata
BABhikkhu Adhyāya
BcBuddhacarita
BiBhikkhunī
BuBhikkhu
BvBuddhavaṃsa
CBETAChinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association
CpCariyapiṭaka
DDerge edition of Tibetan canon
DADīrghāgama
DDBDigital Dictionary of Buddhism
DgDharmaguptaka
DHDun Huang
DhpDhammapada
DsDhammasaṅgaṇi
DivyDivyāvadāna
DkDharmaskandha
DNDīgha Nikāya
DpvsDīpavaṁsa
DtDhātukathā
DuDukkaṭa
DyDhātukāya
EAEkottarikāgama
EA22nd Ekottarikāgama
ededited, edition, editor
FFragment
GGilgit
GBMGilgit Buddhist Manuscripts
GdGarudhamma
GdhpGandhari Dharmapada
GfGandhari fragment
GrGandhari
GRETILGöttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages
GSGradual Sayings
HfHybrid Sanskrit fragment
HsktHybrid Sanskrit
HvHaimavata
ItiItivuttaka
JaJātaka
JpJnānaprasthāna
KaKaśyapīya
KAKhuddakāgama
KdKhandhaka
KdvKhuddakavatthu
KfKhotanese fragment
KhKhotanese
KpKhuddakapāṭha
KNKhuddaka Nikāya
KSKindred Sayings
KvKathāvatthu
LalLalitavistara
llParallels
LoLokuttaravāda
MAMadhyamāgama
MgMahāsaṅghika
MhMahāsūtras
MhvsMahāvaṁsa
MiMahīśasaka
MilMilindapañha
MNMajjhima Nikāya
MptMahāvyutpatti
MsMahasaṅgīti Tipiṭaka
MuMūlasarvāstivāda
MvuMahāvastu
NdNiddesa
NeNettipakaraṇa
NPNissaggiya Pācittiya
OaOther Āgama
Other-tOther Taishō
Ppage
PcPācittiya
PdPātidesanīya
PdhpPatna Dharmapada
PePeṭakopadesa
PfPrakrit fragment
PjPārājika
PkPrakaraṇapada
PmPātimokkha
PnPakiṇṇaka
PpPuggalapaññatti
PrPrākrit
PrPrajnaptiśāstra
PrvParivāra
PatthanaPaṭṭhāna
PtsPaṭisambhidāmagga
PuPuggalavāda
PvPetavatthu
QQianlong (Peking edition of Tibetan canon)
SASaṃyuktāgama
SA22nd Saṃyuktāgama
SA33rd Saṃyuktāgama
SabŚāriputrābhidharma
SbSaṅghabhedavastu
SCSuttaCentral
SfSanskrit fragment
SgSaṅgītiparyāya
SHTSanskrithandschriften aus den Turfanfunden
SkSekhiya
SktSanskrit
SNSaṃyutta Nikāya
SnpSuttanipāta
SppŚāriputraparipṛcchā
SsSaṅghādisesa
SuSutta/sūtra
SarvSarvāstivāda
TTaishō Shinshu Daizōkyō
TcTibetan Critical editions
TfTurfan
Tha-apThera Apadana
ThagTheragāthā
Thi-apTherī Apadana
ThigTherīgāthā
TlThullaccaya
TvTheravāda
UdUdāna
UfUighur fragment
UpAbhidharmakośopayikanāmaṭīkā (Upāyika)
UppUpaliparipṛcchā
VbVibhaṅga
VEVinaya Ekottara
VinVinaya
VkVijnānakāya
VnsVinayanidānasūtra
Volvolume
VS(Vinaya) Saṃyutta
VvVimānavatthu
WPWisdom Publications
YaYamaka

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