sura

or su·rah

[soo r-uh]
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noun Islam.

any of the 114 chapters of the Koran.

Nearby words

  1. suquamish,
  2. suqutra,
  3. sur,
  4. sur-,
  5. sur-royal,
  6. surabaya,
  7. surah,
  8. surajah dowlah,
  9. surakarta,
  10. sural

Origin of sura

First recorded in 1655–65, sura is from the Arabic word sūrah literally, row, step, rung

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British Dictionary definitions for sura

sura

noun

any of the 114 chapters of the Koran

Word Origin for sura

C17: from Arabic sūrah section

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Word Origin and History for sura

sura

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for sura

sura

[surə]

n. pl. su•rae (surē)

The calf of the leg.
Related formssural adj.


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