Kufic
Kufic \Ku"fic\, a. See {Cufic}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Kufic — [ko͞o′fik, kyo͞o′fik] adj. [after Kufa (Ar al Kūfa), town on the Euphrates, south of Babylon + IC] designating or of a form of the Arabic alphabet having mostly angular letters …   English World dictionary

  • Kufic — Arab World This article is part of the series: Arab Culture …   Wikipedia

  • Kufic — Cufic Cu fic (k? f?k), a. [So called from the town of Cufa, in the province of Bagdad.] Of or pertaining to the older characters of the Arabic language. [Written also {Kufic}.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kufic — /kooh fik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Kufa or its inhabitants. 2. noting or pertaining to the characters of the Arabic alphabet used in the writing of the original Koran, in the time of Muhammad. n. 3. the Kufic alphabet. Also, Cufic. [1785 95; …   Universalium

  • Kufic — [ kju:fɪk] (also Cufic) noun an early angular form of the Arabic alphabet found chiefly in decorative inscriptions. adjective of or in Kufic. Origin C18: from the name Kufa, a city south of Baghdad, Iraq (because it was attributed to the city s… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Kufic — adjective Describing an angular form of Arabic script …   Wiktionary

  • kufic — ku·fic …   English syllables

  • Kufic — /ˈkufɪk/ (say koohfik), /ˈkju / (say kyooh ) adjective 1. of or relating to an early form of the Arabic alphabet, used in making copies of the Koran. –noun 2. the script that the letters of this alphabet form. Also, Cufic …   Australian English dictionary

  • kufic — n. & adj. (also Cufic) n. an early angular form of the Arabic alphabet found chiefly in decorative inscriptions. adj. of or in this type of script. Etymology: Cufa, a city S. of Baghdad in Iraq …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kūfic script — ▪ calligraphy       in calligraphy, earliest extant Islāmic style of handwritten alphabet that was used by early Muslims to record the Qurʾān. This angular, slow moving, dignified script was also used on tombstones and coins as well as for… …   Universalium

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