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or surah

[soo r-uh] /ˈsʊər ə/
noun, Islam.
any of the 114 chapters of the Koran.
Origin of sura
First recorded in 1655-65, sura is from the Arabic word sūrah literally, row, step, rung Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As for Koran-reading, it would delight me; but please give me the number of the sura, or chapter, from which the words are taken.

  • His "fits" before the oncoming of a new sura have been mentioned.

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • Then began a hard struggle for existence, which increased in difficulty after his marriage with sura.

  • The positive force you call the Deva or sura; his face is turned, it seems, to God.

    Avatras Annie Besant
  • In this sura three of the goddesses worshipped by the Koreish were mentioned.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • Leiba,” calls sura from within, “the coach is coming, one can hear the bells.

  • At the age of thirty-six Saadiah received a remarkable honor; he was summoned to sura to fill the post of Gaon.

  • sura detached herself from the others, and joined Leiba on the steps of the inn.

  • The fifth verse of the ninth sura is by no means an injunction to attack first or wage an aggressive war.

  • sura had put out the lamp, had gone to bed, and now slept by the side of Strul.

British Dictionary definitions for sura


any of the 114 chapters of the Koran
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic sūrah section
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sura

"chapter of the Quran," 1610s, from Arabic surah, literally "step, degree."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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sura in Medicine

sura su·ra (sur'ə)
n. pl. su·rae (sur'ē)
The calf of the leg. Also called su'ral.

su'ral adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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