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Surma may refer to:

  • Kohl (cosmetics) — another name for the eyelash dye and eye cosmetic;
  • Сарма — the Bulgarian name for a dish of grape, cabbage or chard leaves rolled around a filling usually based on minced meat.
  • Сърма — the Bulgarian name for golden threads
  • Сурьма – the Russian name for Antimony

Surma is a character in the Finnish folklore of Kalevala. is a terrible beast, embodies sudden, violent death and guards the gates of the Tuonela to prevent escape. It is often described as being a large dog with a snake-tail and can turn people into stone (with a stare). An often-used Finnish metaphor is suuhun “into mouth”, as if the victim was mauled to death by Surma.

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Surma is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region of Ethiopia. It is named for the Surma people, whose homeland lies in this woreda. Part of the Bench Maji Zone, Surma is bordered on the south and west by South Sudan, on the northwest by the Gambela Region, on the north by Bero, and on the east by Maji. A portion of the Omo National Park extends into the southern part of this woreda.

Usage examples

These items assume now a dark meaning to us that they did not have for Richard Surma back then, and yet he kept the items he found in their trash.

Juliet took out a small embroidered pouch of surma and deftly applied it, blinking down on the spreading stick as she drew the cosmetic along her lids.

Though his lashes and brows were several shades darker than his hair, they were still light by Asian standards, so after applying the surma to his eyelids, Ross carefully rubbed a little into his eyebrows.

Outlined in dark , her eyes shone like silver as she gave a slow, provocative smile.

It occupies the upper basin of the Surma or Barak river, and is bounded on three sides by lofty hills.

Is the chief river, and its principal tributaries from the north are the Jiri and Jatinga, and from the south the Sonai and Daleswari.

The Surma tolerated her strange ways because she did not interfere with them, and she had proved that she was not in fact sent by their age-old enemies, the Bumi.

She was, to the , a child walking around in a grown body, for she did not display the ritual markings of a responsible adult, but they dismissed her strangeness with a kind of humorous tolerance.

ON button, then settled back to wait for the to emerge, like shy ghosts, from the shelter of the brush.

When he and his wife heard Peter Jennings report that some of the terrorists had been in Florida and had taken flight lessons, intuition made all the connections, and the Suras called the police.

 Surma (سرمہ) is an ancient eye cosmetic, traditionally made by grinding stibnite for similar purposes to charcoal used in mascara. It is widely used in South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and parts of West Africa as eyeliner to contour and/or darken the eyelids and as mascara for the eyelashes. It is worn mostly by women, but also by some men and children.

It is available in super fine powder form and is an eye application that is being used by Muslims and many other peoples since time immemorial. It is believed that was first developed by ancient healers for keeping eyes healthy and cool. It also has the ability to keep eyes protected from various potential ailments and infections.

When used regularly and in the prescribed manner‚ can provide a number of health benefits:

  • It keeps the eyes protected from dust and pollution

  • It helps in keeping eyes cool and your vision clear

  • It provides relief to stressed and tired eyes

  • It can also counter electromagnetic pollution and other forms of harmful but invisible pollutants