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Koran

[ kuh-rahn, -ran, kaw-, koh- ]
/ kəˈrɑn, -ˈræn, kɔ-, koʊ- /
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noun
the sacred text of Islam, divided into 114 chapters, or suras: revered as the word of God, dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel, and accepted as the foundation of Islamic law, religion, culture, and politics.
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Also Qurʾan [koo-rahn, -ran] /kʊˈrɑn, -ˈræn/ .

Origin of Koran

First recorded in 1615–25; from Arabic qur'ān “book, reading,” akin to qara'a “to read, recite”

OTHER WORDS FROM Koran

Ko·ran·ic [kuh-ran-ik, kaw-, koh-], /kəˈræn ɪk, kɔ-, koʊ-/, adjectivepre-Ko·ran·ic, adjective

Words nearby Koran

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British Dictionary definitions for Koran

Koran
/ (kɔːˈrɑːn) /

noun
the sacred book of Islam, believed by Muslims to be the infallible word of God dictated to Mohammed through the medium of the angel GabrielAlso: Qur'an

Derived forms of Koran

Koranic, adjective

Word Origin for Koran

C17: from Arabic qur'ān reading, book; related to qara'a to read, recite
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Cultural definitions for Koran

Koran
[ (kuh-ran, kuh-rahn) ]

The sacred book of Islam. Muslims believe that the teachings of the Koran were revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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