- 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
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Examples from the Web for sura
He writes in his comments on the 191 verse of the second Sura of the Koran.A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd'
Moulavi Gergh Ali
His "fits" before the oncoming of a new Sura have been mentioned.The Necessity of Atheism
Dr. D.M. Brooks
Upon which he was surnamed Sura, sura being the Roman word for the calf of the leg.The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch
The positive force you call the Deva or Sura; his face is turned, it seems, to God.Avatras
It is said that he got the name Sura from the following circumstance.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
- any of the 114 chapters of the Koran
C17: from Arabic sūrah section
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Word Origin and History for sura
"chapter of the Quran," 1610s, from Arabic surah, literally "step, degree."
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- The calf of the leg.
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