Ko·​ran | \ kə-ˈran How to pronounce Koran (audio) , -ˈrän; ˈkȯr-ˌan How to pronounce Koran (audio) \
variants: or or Qur'an \ kə-​ˈran How to pronounce Qur'an (audio) , -​ˈrän ; ku̇-​ \

Definition of Koran

: the book composed of sacred writings accepted by Muslims as revelations made to Muhammad by Allah through the angel Gabriel

Other Words from Koran

Koranic or less commonly Quranic or Qur'anic \ kə-​ˈra-​nik How to pronounce Qur'anic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Koran

circa 1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Koran

Arabic qur'ān

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The first known use of Koran was circa 1615

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“Koran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Koran. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Koran

: the book of sacred writings used in the Muslim religion


Ko·​ran | \ kə-ˈran How to pronounce Koran (audio) , -ˈrän \

Kids Definition of Koran

: a book of sacred writings accepted by Muslims as revealed to Muhammad by Allah

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