from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of Koran.
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- proper n. The Islamic holy book, considered by Muslims to be God’s message for mankind as revealed to Muhammad.
From Arabic القُرْآن (al-qur’ān), definite form of قرآن (qur'ān, "recitation"), from قراءة (qirā’a, "reading, recitation"), from قرأ (qará’a, "to declaim, to recite"), apparently after Classical Syriac ܩܪܝܢܐ (qeriānā, "reading; scripture"). (Wiktionary)