Koran

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See also: koran, korán, Korán, Korān, and korǡn

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

Koran (plural Korans)

  1. Alternative spelling of Qur'an

Proper noun[edit]

the Koran

  1. Alternative spelling of Qur'an
    • 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray:
      The state bed of Sobieski, King of Poland, was made of Smyrna gold brocade embroidered in turquoises with verses from the Koran.
    • 2015 June 22, Blanchard, Ben, “Exiles angered as China holds beer festival in Muslim county”, in Paul Tait, editor, Reuters[1], archived from the original on 17 August 2019, Emerging Markets:
      The beer festival happened in a village in Niya County in the deep south of Xinjiang, which is overwhelmingly populated by the Muslim Uighur people who call Xinjiang home. Muslims are not meant to consume alcohol, according to the Koran.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Czech Korán.

Proper noun[edit]

Koran (plural Korans)

  1. A surname from Czech.
Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Koran is the 27144th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 892 individuals. Koran is most common among White (94.96%) individuals.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /koːˈʁaːn/, /koːˈʁɑn/
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Proper noun[edit]

Koran m

  1. the Qur'an

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German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Koran m (strong, genitive Korans or Koran, plural Korane)

  1. Qur'an

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word refers to the Qur'an both as an abstract term and as a book copy. In the former sense, it is always preceded by the definite article: der Koran.
  • In contrast to English usage, the spelling Koran remains the only one commonly used in German. The Arabised spelling Qur'an or Qur'ân is occasionally used in Islamic religious writing, but is otherwise rare and generally nonstandard.

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Koran” in Duden online
  • Koran” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Maltese[edit]

Maltese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia mt

Etymology[edit]

From Italian Corano, from Arabic اَلْقُرْآن(al-qurʾān). Related with inherited Maltese qara (to read).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

il-Koran m

  1. Qur'an

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic اَلْقُرْآن(al-qurʾān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Koran m inan

  1. (Islam) Qur'an

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

Further reading[edit]

  • Koran in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Koran in Polish dictionaries at PWN