Kufic

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adjective

Ku·​fic
variants or less commonly Cufic
ˈk(y)üfik
1
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Al Kufa, a city of Mesopotamia or of its inhabitants
2
: constituting, belonging to, characteristic of, or written in the Arabic script Kufic

Kufic

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noun

variants or less commonly Cufic
"
1
: a highly angular form of the Arabic alphabet originally used in copies of the Koran made at Al Kufa
2
: any angular variety of the Arabic alphabet compare neskhi

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Al Kufa, town in south central Iraq + English -ic

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“Kufic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kufic. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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