five Āgamas ［五部］ ( go-bu): The five divisions of the Pali Āgama, the sutra section of the canon of Theravāda Buddhism. They are thought to have been set down in writing around the first century b.c.e., having been passed down by way of oral tradition until then. The five Āgamas are Dīgha-nikāya (long sutras), Majjhima-nikāya (medium-length sutras), Samyutta-nikāya (sutras on related topics), Anguttara-nikāya (sutras of numerical doctrines), and Khuddaka-nikāya (minor sutras). The first four correspond respectively to the four Chinese Āgama sutras: the Long Āgama Sutra, the Medium-Length Āgama Sutra, the Miscellaneous Āgama Sutra, and the Increasing by One Āgama Sutra. See also four Āgama sutras.