surah

1
[ soo r-uh ]
/ ˈsʊər ə /

noun

a soft, twilled silk or rayon fabric.

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Origin of surah

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First recorded in 1880–85; apparently variant of Surat

Definition for surah (2 of 3)

surah2
[ soo r-uh ]
/ ˈsʊər ə /

noun Islam.

Definition for surah (3 of 3)

sura

or su·rah

[ soo r-uh ]
/ ˈsʊər ə /

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 (1 of 2)

surah
/ (ˈsʊərə) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for surah (2 of 2)

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 surah

sura
[ surə ]

n. pl. su•rae (surē)

The calf of the leg.

Other words from sura

sural adj.
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