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Sunna

or Sun·nah

[soo n-uh]
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noun Islam.
  1. the traditional portion of Muslim law, based on the words and acts of Muhammad, and preserved in the traditional literature.

Origin of Sunna

First recorded in 1620–30, Sunna is from the Arabic word sunnah literally, way, path, rule
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Historical Examples

  • But if Sunna is not here, 15 Boris would feel as if there was no one present.

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    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • Things have come to this––Boris has made love to Sunna in the face of all Kirkwall.

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    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • If Sunna cannot please thee, thou art in danger of worse happening.

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    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • Sunna said something about Burns in reply, but Vedder heard her not.

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    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • It was a welcome diversion and both Max and Sunna were glad of it.

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    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr


British Dictionary definitions for sunna

Sunna

noun
  1. the body of traditional Islamic law accepted by most orthodox Muslims as based on the words and acts of Mohammed

Word Origin

C18: from Arabic sunnah rule
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