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  1. of or relating to Kufa or its inhabitants.
  2. noting or pertaining to the characters of the Arabic alphabet used in the writing of the original Koran, in the time of Muhammad.
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  1. the Kufic alphabet.
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Also Cufic.

Origin of Kufic

First recorded in 1785–95; Kuf(a) + -ic
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Examples from the Web for kufic

Historical Examples of kufic

  • And if these Kufic characters reached there, then why not the numeral forms as well?

    The Hindu-Arabic Numerals

    David Eugene Smith

  • They have every appearance of belonging to the Kufic period, being domed and covered with a strong white cement.

    Southern Arabia

    Theodore Bent

  • Probably they have puzzled, as we are still doing, over the Kufic or Arabic inscriptions on the last.

    The Old Coast Road

    Agnes Rothery

  • Kufic inscriptions run across the fronts under the entablature.

British Dictionary definitions for kufic



  1. of, relating to, or denoting an early form of the Arabic alphabet employed in making copies of the Koran
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  1. the script formed by the letters of this alphabet
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