surah

1
[soo r-uh]
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noun

a soft, twilled silk or rayon fabric.

Nearby words

  1. sur,
  2. sur-,
  3. sur-royal,
  4. sura,
  5. surabaya,
  6. surajah dowlah,
  7. surakarta,
  8. sural,
  9. sural artery,
  10. sural nerve

Origin of surah

1
First recorded in 1880–85; apparently variant of Surat

surah

2
[soo r-uh]

noun Islam.

sura

or su·rah

[soo r-uh]

noun Islam.

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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British Dictionary definitions for surah

surah

noun

a twill-weave fabric of silk or rayon, used for dresses, blouses, etc

Word Origin for surah

C19: from the French pronunciation of Surat

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 surah

sura

n.

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

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Medicine definitions for surah

sura

[surə]

n. pl. su•rae (surē)

The calf of the leg.
Related formssural adj.


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