• (British) IPA: /kəˈɹɑːn/
  • (America) IPA: /kəˈɹɑn/, /kəˈɹæn/, /koʊˈɹæn/, /kɔˈɹɑn/
Proper noun
  1. The Islamic holy book, considered by Muslims to be the word of God as revealed to Muhammad.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.5:
      Thus it is not without wonder, how those learned Arabicks so tamely delivered up their belief unto the absurdities of the Alcoran.
    • 1923, "Gandhi spends his time", Time, 16 Dec 1923:
      He reads largely religious books, chiefly the Gita and Upanishads. He has read the Koran and he is now re-reading the Bible.
    • 2011, Malise Ruthven, The Guardian, 1 Jul 2011:
      In the summer of 2002, responding to the 9/11 atrocity, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill made a selection of verses from the Qur'an a mandatory text for new students.
Translations Noun

Qur'an (plural Qur'ans)

  1. A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of one of the above-mentioned book.

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