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surah1

[soo r-uh] /ˈsʊər ə/
noun
1.
a soft, twilled silk or rayon fabric.
Origin of surah1
1880-1885
1880-85; apparently variant of Surat

surah2

[soo r-uh] /ˈsʊər ə/
noun, Islam.
1.
sura.

sura

or surah

[soo r-uh] /ˈsʊər ə/
noun, Islam.
1.
any of the 114 chapters of the Koran.
Origin
1655-65; < Arabic sūrah literally, row, step, rung
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Historical Examples
  • In this event it may be set into a scarf or drapery of China or surah silk with charming results.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • In surah xiv., a grievous punishment is prepared for the unjust.

  • surah—A twilled silk similar to serge; first made in Surat, India.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • The greatest luxury to which she treated herself now and again was a taffetas or surah silk.

    Bijou Gyp
  • So in the sixth surah, he writes: We (as if identifying himself with God) will not impose a task on any soul beyond its ability.

  • Thus in the second surah he insists that mankind was of one faith from the beginning.

British Dictionary definitions for surah

surah

/ˈsʊərə/
noun
1.
a twill-weave fabric of silk or rayon, used for dresses, blouses, etc
Word Origin
C19: from the French pronunciation of Surat

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 surah

sura

n.

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

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surah 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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