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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 <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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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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sura

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

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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The Koran

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 2436 words.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

sura 1

name of God, the Merciful

Name of God,

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The Koran

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1218 words.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

sura 1, tr. A. J. Arberry

name of God, the Merciful

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The Koran

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1218 words.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

sura 1, tr. A. J. Arberry

name of God, the Merciful

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The Koran

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1231 words.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

sura 1, tr. A. J. Arberry

name of God, the Merciful

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The Koran

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1175 words.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

sura 1, tr. A. J. Arberry

name of God, the Merciful

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The Koran

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1231 words.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

sura 1, tr. A. J. Arberry

name of God, the Merciful

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shauri <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. 19 words.

E20 Kiswahili (from Arabic šūrā consultation, deliberation, counsel).

In East Africa: counsel, debate; a problem.

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