Definition of Kufic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːfɪk/
(also Cufic)


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


Of or in Kufic.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

Words that rhyme with Kufic

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