One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An early angular form of the Arabic alphabet found chiefly in decorative inscriptions.
Of or in Kufic script.
- ‘The original version was in Kufic script and contained no vowels or distinguishing, diacritical points.’
- ‘In this period, the communication and orders of the Holy Prophet were usually written in Kufic script.’
- ‘Among them is the seventh century AD Quran written on parchment in early Kufic script attributed to Hazrat Ali.’
- ‘Highlights included a fourteenth century page from an Egyptian Koran in Kufic script and four eighteenth century Iranian leather pages from the Book of Divination.’
- ‘The manuscript in Kufic script disappeared from the Museum in 2001 in a mysterious manner.’
Early 18th century: from the name Kufa, a city south of Baghdad, Iraq (because it was attributed to the city's scholars), + -ic.
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