Definition of Kufic in English:

Kufic

Line breaks: Kufic
Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːfɪk
 
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(also Cufic)

noun

[mass noun]
An early angular form of the Arabic alphabet found chiefly in decorative inscriptions.

adjective

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Of or in Kufic.
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  • Highlights included a fourteenth century page from an Egyptian Koran in Kufic script and four eighteenth century Iranian leather pages from the Book of Divination.
  • The original version was in Kufic script and contained no vowels or distinguishing, diacritical points.
  • In this period, the communication and orders of the Holy Prophet were usually written in Kufic script.

Origin

early 18th century: from the name Kufa, a city south of Baghdad, Iraq (because it was attributed to the city's scholars), + -ic.

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