sura

or su·rah

[ soor-uh ]
/ ˈsʊər ə /

noun Islam.

any of the 114 chapters of the Koran.

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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
/ (ˈsʊərə) /

noun

any of the 114 chapters of the Koran

Word Origin for sura

C17: from Arabic sūrah section
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Medical definitions for sura

sura
[ surə ]

n. pl. su•rae (surē)

The calf of the leg.

Other words from sura

sural adj.
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