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sura

or surah

[soo r-uh] /ˈsʊər ə/
noun, Islam.
1.
any of the 114 chapters of the Koran.
Origin of sura
1655-1665
1655-65; < Arabic sūrah literally, row, step, rung
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Examples from the Web for sura
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  • As for Koran-reading, it would delight me; but please give me the number of the sura, or chapter, from which the words are taken.

  • His "fits" before the oncoming of a new sura have been mentioned.

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • Then began a hard struggle for existence, which increased in difficulty after his marriage with sura.

  • The positive force you call the Deva or sura; his face is turned, it seems, to God.

    Avatras Annie Besant
  • In this sura three of the goddesses worshipped by the Koreish were mentioned.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • Leiba,” calls sura from within, “the coach is coming, one can hear the bells.

  • At the age of thirty-six Saadiah received a remarkable honor; he was summoned to sura to fill the post of Gaon.

  • sura detached herself from the others, and joined Leiba on the steps of the inn.

  • The fifth verse of the ninth sura is by no means an injunction to attack first or wage an aggressive war.

  • sura had put out the lamp, had gone to bed, and now slept by the side of Strul.

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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