Alcoran

[al-kaw-rahn, -ran, -koh-]
Related formsAl·co·ran·ic, adjective

Alkoran

or Al·co·ran

[al-kaw-rahn, -ran, -koh-]
noun
  1. the Koran.

Origin of Alkoran

1325–75; < Arabic al-qur'ān literally, reading (aloud); replacing Middle English alkaro(u)n < Middle French or Medieval Latin
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Alcoran

Alkoran

noun
  1. another name for the Koran
Derived FormsAlcoranic or Alkoranic, adjective

Alkoran

Alcoran

noun
  1. a less common name for the Koran
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Word Origin and History for alcoran

Alcoran

n.

older form of Koran, mid-14c., from Old French alcoran, from Arabic al-quran "the Koran" (see Koran), with the definite article (al-) taken as part of the name.

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