sura

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

Definition of sura

: a chapter of the Koran

Examples of sura in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web April 27, 2020 My Iraqi dad would drop me at school while playing a cassette tape of Quran suras, part of a collection his brother sent from Baghdad. Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2020 Marracci worked to disprove Islam, carefully translating and rebutting each sura in turn. The Economist, 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, chicagotribune.com, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sura. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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