Kufic

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Ku·fic

also Cu·fic  (ko͞o′fĭk, kyo͞o′-)
adj.
Relating to or being an angular form of the Arabic alphabet used in making fine copies of the Koran.

[After al-Kūfa, a city in south-central Iraq .]
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Kufic

(ˈkuːfɪk; ˈkjuː-) or

Cufic

adj
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) of, relating to, or denoting an early form of the Arabic alphabet employed in making copies of the Koran
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the script formed by the letters of this alphabet
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