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)