Koran

noun

Ko·​ran kə-ˈran How to pronounce Koran (audio) kə-ˈrän How to pronounce Koran (audio)
ˈkȯr-ˌan
: the book composed of sacred writings accepted by Muslims as revelations made to Muhammad by Allah through the angel Gabriel
Koranic adjective
or less commonly Quranic or Qur'anic

Word History

Etymology

Arabic qur'ān

First Known Use

circa 1615, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 23 Feb. 2024.

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Koran

noun
Ko·​ran kə-ˈran How to pronounce Koran (audio) -ˈrän How to pronounce Koran (audio)
ˈkō(ə)r-ˌan,
ˈkȯ(ə)r-
: a book of sacred writings accepted by Muslims as revealed to Muhammad by Allah

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