nastaliq

noun

nas·​ta·​liq
ˈnastəˌlēk
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 21 May. 2024.

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