Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or being an angular form of the Arabic alphabet used in making fine copies of the Koran.

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  • adj. Describing an angular form of Arabic script.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Cufic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Cufic.

Etymologies

After al-Kūfa, a town of south-central Iraq.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Only 165 of the Iraqi parliament's 275 lawmakers were present Tuesday, and only 110 voted for the new red, white and black flag with "Allahu Akbar" "God is great" in Kufic script, the ancient calligraphy developed in Mesopotamia.

    Hullabaloo

  • Some -- like the nine bricks with cuneiform inscriptions of ancient Sumerian princes, or the early Kufic gravestones from the era following the death of the Prophet Mohammed -- would be of interest mainly to specialists.

    Iraq's (Most Precious) Most Wanted

  • Rachid, with an eye for detail, was immediately taken with these but had trouble reading the ancient Kufic letters, lovingly created in zellij.

    A House in Fez

  • * Islam is very focused on text; and this has contributed to the development of some stunningly beautiful calligraphic arts, of which the most interesting is Kufic script.

    The Positive Side of Islam

  • Through the architectural use of Kufic script, a building becomes a text.

    The Positive Side of Islam

  • It includes sections on script styles, calligraphy, objects with writing I particularly like the Earthenware bowl with Kufic inscription, and others; Islam in China and the Malay Peninsula includes an amazing example of Arabic calligraphy done in Chinese style, with a brush.

    languagehat.com: ARABIC SCRIPT.

  • They contain, according to him, mostly proper names, with devotional formulae, similar to those of the Sinaitic inscriptions and the Kufic and later epigraphs which we discovered.

    The Land of Midian

  • “Taymúr,” the Moghal, with a curiously twisted Kufic inscription.

    The Land of Midian

  • Mashghal of white quartz: here also were three stones scribbled with pious ejaculations, such as Yá Allah! and Bismillah, in a modern Kufic character.

    The Land of Midian

  • Around it lay the usual barbarous ruins, mere basements, surrounded by spalled stone: from this place I carried off a portable Kufic inscription.

    The Land of Midian

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