from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to Cufa, or Kufa, an old city south of Babylon, the capital of the califs before the building of Bagdad, which contained the most expert and numerous copyists of the Koran: specifically applied to the characters of the Arabic alphabet used in the time of Mohammed, and in which the Koran was written.
- noun The Cufic characters collectively.
- noun Sometimes written Cuphic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to the older characters of the Arabic language.
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- adjective Alternative form of
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He pressed the paper into the box and, sealing it up, wrote upon the cover the following words in Cufic characters, I am
Two towers still exist, which might have been minarets, with inscriptions on them in Cufic, as I am told; also some portions of the ancient rampart, which is of prodigious size, and various fragments of the city wall.
Those which were written in the first centuries of the Mussulman invasion are in monumental letters called Cufic (from the name of the town of Cufa in Babylonia).
It gave a name to the "Cufic" characters which are, however, of much older date.
In D'Herbelot and Sale's day the Koran was supposed to have been written in rude characters, like those subsequently called "Cufic," invented shortly before Mohammed's birth by Murámir ibn Murrah of Anbar in Irák, introduced into
A great discovery has been lately made which upsets all our old ideas of Cufic, etc.Mr. Löytved of Bayrut has found, amongst the Hauranic inscriptions, one in pure Naskhi, dating A.
The Rev. Doctor Badger (loc.cit. p. 972) gives the translation of an epistle by Mohammed to this Mukaukis, written in the Cufic character (??) and sealed Mohammed, The Apostle of
It gave a name to the “Cufic” characters which are, however, of much older date.
The Cufic tombstones are innumerable, but the inscriptions upon them are not of a remote date: and the letters are badly shaped.
To the north of the temple are the remains of an Arab town, where I saw some tombstones with Cufic inscriptions similar to those among the sepulchres of Assouan.