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Sunna

or Sunnah

[soo n-uh] /ˈsʊn ə/
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
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30, Sunna is from the Arabic word sunnah literally, way, path, rule
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  • But if Sunna is not here, 15 Boris would feel as if there was no one present.

    An Orkney Maid Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Things have come to this––Boris has made love to Sunna in the face of all Kirkwall.

    An Orkney Maid Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • If Sunna cannot please thee, thou art in danger of worse happening.

    An Orkney Maid Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Sunna said something about Burns in reply, but Vedder heard her not.

    An Orkney Maid Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • It was a welcome diversion and both Max and Sunna were glad of it.

    An Orkney Maid Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Vedder looked at Sunna and there was no need for him to speak.

    An Orkney Maid Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Very early there arose a special reverence for the path and usage (Sunna) of Mahomet.

  • The manner of life of the Prophet (Sunna) was contained in the tradition (al-ḥadith).

  • They were dancing a new measure called the polka; and conspicuous, both for her beauty and her dress, he saw Sunna among them.

    An Orkney Maid Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • To thee, my promise stands good for all my life days––and thou may tell Boris, it may be worth his while to forgive Sunna.

    An Orkney Maid Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
British Dictionary definitions for Sunna

Sunna

/ˈsʌnə/
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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