noun Islam.
any of the 114 chapters of the Koran.
Also, surah.

1655–65; < Arabic sūrah literally, row, step, rung Unabridged
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sura (ˈsʊərə)
any of the 114 chapters of the Koran
[C17: from Arabic sūrah section]

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"chapter of the Quran," 1615, from Arabic surah, lit. "step, degree."
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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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a leading figure in Catiline's conspiracy (63 BC) to seize control of the Roman government.

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