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

  • Joint: arthropathy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of justification used in some cursive scripts, particularly (Perso)-Arabic, where characters are elongated rather than separated by spaces.
  • n. A character representing this elongation.


Greek, from arthron, joint; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Persian کشیده (kašida, kašide) (Wiktionary)


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