su·​ra | \ ˈsu̇r-ə How to pronounce sura (audio) \

Definition of sura

: a chapter of the Koran

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Recent Examples on the Web Marracci worked to disprove Islam, carefully translating and rebutting each sura in turn. The Economist, "How European scholars first encountered the Arab world," 6 Mar. 2018 In this large-format work, artist Sandow Birk offers each sura beautifully handwritten and framed by scenes of American life. Patrick T. Reardon,, "How do you translate the Quran? New book digs into history," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of sura

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sura

Arabic sūra, literally, row

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“Sura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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