Definition of Koran noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also Qur’an) noun
BrE BrE//kəˈrɑːn//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrɑːn//
the Koran [singular] Religious texts
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the holy book of the Islamic religion, written in Arabic, containing the word of Allah as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad See related entries: Religious texts Word Originfrom Arabic qur'ān ‘recitation’, from qara'a ‘read, recite’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Koran