nastaliq

noun nas·ta·liq \ˈnastəˌlēk\

Definition of nastaliq

plural

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  1. :  an Arabic script developed about the 15th century, characterized by a tendency to slope downward from right to left, and used mainly for Persian poetical writings and in Urdu and Malay manuscript

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Origin and Etymology of nastaliq

Persian nastaʽlīq, from Arabic naskhīy taʽlīq, from naskhīy neskhi + taʽlīq, a script — more at neskhi


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