Sura definition

so͝orə
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Any of the 114 chapters or sections of the Koran.
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Any of the main divisions, or chapters, of the Koran.
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Any of the 114 chapters of the Qur'an.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sura
Plural:
suras, suwar

Origin of sura

  • Arabic sūra from Aramaic šurā absolute form of šurətā row, line šwr in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic سُورَةٌ (sÅ«ra, “chapter of the Qur'an"), from سور (sáwwara, “to enclose, to wall in").

    From Wiktionary