nastaliq

noun
nas·​ta·​liq | \ ˈnastəˌlēk \
plural -s

Definition of nastaliq

: 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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History and Etymology for nastaliq

Persian nastaʽlīq, from Arabic naskhīy taʽlīq, from naskhīy neskhi + taʽlīq, a script

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“Nastaliq.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nastaliq. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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