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Sūra. A division of the Qurʾān (roughly equivalent to a ‘chapter’). The term originally referred to a single portion of scripture, in this sense equivalent to qurʾān, a recitation. The word may come from the Syriac ṣūrtā (or sūrthā), a ‘writing’. In the Qurʾān itself, it has the sense of a text of scripture. The Qurʾān is composed of 114 sūras in all, each one with a name, by which it is known to Muslims. Each sūra is classified as Meccan or Madinan according to whether it was first recited before or after the Hijra, though it is accepted that some sūras contain verses from both periods. Each Sūra is composed of a number of ayāt (singular, āya).

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Sura. Site of one of the Babylonian Jewish academies. Sura was an important centre of Torah study. It was established by Rav in 219 CE. It was known as the ‘yeshivah of the right’, because its head sat on the right hand of the exilarch at his induction ceremony. At the beginning of the 10th cent., the academy moved to Baghdād. Saʿadiah Gaon became its head in 928. By the 12th cent. the town was in ruins.

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Sura

Sura. One of a class of Hindu deities. They inhabit Indra's heaven, but they have no strong role or identity—indeed, they may be derived from a mistaken view that the ‘a’ in asuras is a negative, producing ‘gods’ (suras) and anti-gods (asuras).

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Sura

Sura (sōōrä´), river, c.540 mi (870 km) long, rising E of Penza, S central European Russia. It flows generally north to empty into the Volga River. It is navigable for about 100 mi (160 km) upstream.

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sura

sura section of the Koran. XVII. — Arab. sūra.

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sura

sura a chapter or section of the Koran.

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suraAltamira, chimera, clearer, Elvira, era, hearer, Hera, hetaera, interferer, lempira, lira, lire, Madeira, Megaera, monstera, rangatira, rearer, scorzonera, sera, shearer, smearer, sneerer, steerer, Thera, Utsire, Vera •acquirer, admirer, enquirer, firer, hirer, inquirer, requirer, wirer •devourer, flowerer, scourer •Angostura, Bonaventura, bravura, Bujumbura, caesura, camera obscura, coloratura, curer, Dürer, durra, Estremadura, figura, fioritura, Führer, insurer, Jura, juror, Madura, nomenklatura, procurer, sura, surah, tamboura, tempura, tourer •labourer (US laborer) • Canberra •Attenborough •Barbara, Scarborough •Marlborough • Farnborough •Deborah • rememberer •Gainsborough • Edinburgh •Aldeburgh • blubberer •Loughborough •lumberer, slumberer •Peterborough •Berbera, gerbera •manufacturer • capturer • lecturer •posturer • torturer • nurturer •philanderer • gerrymanderer •slanderer •renderer, tenderer •dodderer •squanderer, wanderer •borderer • launderer • flounderer •embroiderer • Kundera •blunderer, plunderer, thunderer, wonderer •murderer • amphora • pilferer •offerer • sufferer •staggerer, swaggerer •sniggerer •lingerer, malingerer •treasurer • usurer • injurer • conjuror •perjurer • lacquerer •Ankara, hankerer •bickerer, dickerer •tinkerer • conqueror • heuchera •cellarer • cholera •camera, stammerer •armourer (US armorer) •ephemera, remora •kumara • woomera • murmurer •Tanagra • genera • gunnera •Tampere, tamperer •Diaspora •emperor, Klemperer, tempera, temperer •caperer, paperer •whimperer • whisperer • opera •corpora • tessera • viscera • sorcerer •adventurer, venturer •batterer, chatterer, flatterer, natterer, scatterer, shatterer •banterer •barterer, charterer •plasterer • shelterer • pesterer •et cetera • caterer •titterer, twitterer •potterer, totterer •fosterer •slaughterer, waterer •falterer, palterer •saunterer • poulterer •bolsterer, upholsterer •loiterer • roisterer • fruiterer •flutterer, mutterer, splutterer, stutterer, utterer •adulterer • musterer • plethora •gatherer • ditherer • furtherer •favourer (US favorer), waverer •deliverer, shiverer •hoverer •manoeuvrer (US maneuverer) •discoverer, recoverer

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