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Koran

[kuh-rahn, -ran, kaw-, koh-]
noun
the sacred text of Islam, divided into 114 chapters, or suras: revered as the word of God, dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel, and accepted as the foundation of Islamic law, religion, culture, and politics.
Also, Qurʾan.


Origin:
1615–25; < Arabic qur'ān book, reading, akin to qara'a to read, recite

Koranic [kuh-ran-ik, kaw-, koh-] , adjective
pre-Koranic, adjective
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Koran (kɔːˈrɑːn)
 
n
Also: Qur'an the sacred book of Islam, believed by Muslims to be the infallible word of God dictated to Mohammed through the medium of the angel Gabriel
 
[C17: from Arabic qur'ān reading, book; related to qara'a to read, recite]
 
Ko'ranic
 
adj

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Koran
1615, from Arabic qur'an "a reading, recitation, book," from root of quara-a "he read, recited."
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Koran [(kuh-ran, kuh-rahn)]

The sacred book of Islam. Muslims believe that the teachings of the Koran were revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad.

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