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sura

[soo r-uh] /ˈsʊər ə/
noun, Islam.
1.
any of the 114 chapters of the Koran.
Also, surah.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Arabic sūrah literally, row, step, rung
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British Dictionary definitions for sura

sura

/ˈsʊərə/
noun
1.
any of the 114 chapters of the Koran
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic sūrah section
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Word Origin and History for sura
n.

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

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sura in Medicine

sura su·ra (sur'ə)
n. pl. su·rae (sur'ē)
The calf of the leg. Also called su'ral.


su'ral adj.
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Encyclopedia Article for sura

Sura

a leading figure in Catiline's conspiracy (63 BC) to seize control of the Roman government.

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