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sura

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

Synonymous with deva, probably on the basis that it is the opposite of asura, an ‘anti-god’ or demon in the post Ṛg Vedic understanding of the term.

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sura

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 8 words.

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

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Sura

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 77 words.

Site of one of the Babylonian Jewish academies. Sura was an important centre of Torah study. It was established

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Sura

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

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 ...

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sura <i>noun</i>

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur.

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

January 1999; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 43 words.

E17 Arabic (sūra, (with definite article) as-sūra, probably from Syriac ṣūrṭā scripture).

Any of the sections of

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Licinius Sura, Lucius

Brian Campbell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Roman History. 263 words.

Lucius Licinius Sura (ordinary *consul for the second time 102 ce, for the third time 107), from Hispania *Tarraconensis, was a man of great distinction and influence in the reign of *Trajan, whose...

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sura

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

Synonymous with deva, probably on the basis that it is the opposite of asura, an ‘anti-god’ or demon in the post Ṛg Vedic understanding of the term.

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sūra

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Usually translated as “chapter.” The Quran is divided into 114 surahs, arranged by descending length rather than chronological order. These were divided by early commentators into the...

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sura

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 30 words.

Synonymous with deva, probably on the basis that it is the opposite of asura, an ‘anti-god’ or demon

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Sura

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 51 words.

1. Americanized spelling of Polish Szura, a nickname from szurać ‘to shuffle’ or from Old Polish szura ‘brotherin-law’.

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sura

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 333 words.

Altamira, chimera, clearer, Elvira, era, hearer, Hera, hetaera, interferer, lempira, lira, lire, Madeira, Megaera, monstera, rangatira, rearer, scorzonera,

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