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PRONUNCIATION OF KUFIC

Kufic  [ˈkuːfɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KUFIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kufic can act as a noun and an adjective.
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The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES KUFIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Kufic

Kufic

Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts and consists of a modified form of the old Nabataean script. Kufic developed around the end of the 7th century in Kufa, Iraq, from which it takes its name, and other centres. Until about the 11th century it was the main script used to copy Qur'ans. Professional copyists employed a particular form of kufic for reproducing the earliest surviving copies of the Qur'an, which were written on parchment and date from the 8th to 10th centuries.

Definition of Kufic in the English dictionary

The definition of Kufic in the dictionary is of, relating to, or denoting an early form of the Arabic alphabet employed in making copies of the Koran. Other definition of Kufic is the script formed by the letters of this alphabet.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KUFIC


anamorphic
ˌænəˈmɔːfɪk
anthropomorphic
ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk
automorphic
ˌɔːtəʊˈmɔːfɪk
biomorphic
ˌbaɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk
Cufic
ˈkuːfɪk
dimorphic
daɪˈmɔːfɪk
dysmorphic
dɪsˈmɔːfɪk
geomorphic
ˌdʒiːəʊˈmɔːfɪk
holomorphic
ˌhɒləˈmɔːfɪk
homeomorphic
ˌhɒmɪəˈmɔːfɪk
homomorphic
ˌhɒməˈmɔːfɪk
isomorphic
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪk
meromorphic
ˌmɛrəʊˈmɔːfɪk
metamorphic
ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪk
monomorphic
ˌmɒnəʊˈmɔːfɪk
Orphic
ˈɔːfɪk
pleomorphic
ˌpliːəˈmɔːfɪk
polymorphic
ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪk
Sufic
ˈsuːfɪk
zoomorphic
ˌzəʊəʊˈmɔːfɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KUFIC

Kuchipudi
kudlik
kudos
Kudrun
kudu
kudzu
kueh
Kuei-lin
Kuei-yang
Kueichou
Kuenlun
kufi
kufiyah
kugel
kuia
Kuibyshev
Kuiper belt
kukri
kuku
Kuku Nor

WORDS THAT END LIKE KUFIC

air traffic
beatific
fanfic
honorific
horrific
intraspecific
nonspecific
pacific
prolific
rail traffic
road traffic
scientific
soporific
South Pacific
specific
terrific
the Pacific
tourist traffic
traffic
unspecific

Synonyms and antonyms of Kufic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Kufic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KUFIC

Find out the translation of Kufic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Kufic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Kufic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

Kufic
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cúfica
570 millions of speakers

English

Kufic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Kufic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكوفية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

куфические
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Kufic
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Kufic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

coufique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kufic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kufic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クーフィー体
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Kufic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kufic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Kufic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Kufic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुफिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kufi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

kufic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kufic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

куфичеські
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Kufic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Kufic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Kufic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Kufic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Kufic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Kufic

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KUFIC»

The term «Kufic» is normally little used and occupies the 119.200 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KUFIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Kufic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KUFIC»

Discover the use of Kufic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Kufic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Kufic Stone Inscription Culture, Script, and Graphics: The ...
This reference book studies the script, art, and culture of the early Arabic Kufic calligraphy.
S. M. V. Mousavi Jazayeri, S. M. H. Mousavi Jazayeri, Leonie M. Christian, 2013
2
The History of the Qurʾān
Koran fragment (Kufic.) W. Ahlwardt, Verzeichnis, no. 314 (= cod. Mss. Or. quarto, no. 372.) Suras 4:89—26:211. 167 leaves. Koran fragment (Kufic) W. Ahlwardt, Verzeichnis, no. 315 (= cod. 2nd Wetzstein, no. 1915.) Suras 4:75—6:20.
Theodor Nöldeke, Gotthelf Bergsträßer, Friedrich Schwally, 2013
3
Pseudo-Kufic
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John, 2010
4
Kufic
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts and consists of a modified form of the old Nabataean script.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
5
Floriated Kufic on the Monuments of Fatimid Cairo
"The aim of this work is to study the floriated Kufic script on the Fatimid buildings in Cairo over the course of the two hundred years of their rule".
Bahia Shehab, American University in Cairo, 2009
6
Kufic
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John, 2010
7
Arabic and Islamic Studies in Honor of Hamilton A. R. Gibb
Somewhere in Khurasan, possibly in Nisabur under the Tahirids a special form of the Arabic Kufic alphabet was evolved, called "Iranian Kufic," or "rhomboid Kufic" by S. Stern (BSOAS XVI [1954], 398). This script was modified into a Naskhi ...
George Makdisi, 1965
8
Islamic Art, Literature, and Culture
Broadly speaking, there were two distinct scripts in the early centuries of Islam: cursive script and Kufic script. For everyday purposes a cursive script was employed: typical examples may be seen in the Arabic papyri from Egypt. Rapidly ...
Kathleen Kuiper, 2009
9
The Muslim World League Journal
Its ligatures appear dispersed exactly in the manner of al-kufi al-farsi or Eastern kufic. Finally in the broader sense,' the name Qarmatian refers to the great movement for social reform and justice based on equality, reason and tolerance which ...
‎1987
10
The Monumental Inscriptions from Early Islamic Iran and ...
Description: Wooden lintel over the eastern door with one line of foliated Kufic carved in relief Location: Bukhara in Uzbekistan Type of inscription: Commemorative? Publication: Denike, Arkhitekturnyy ornament Sredney A^ii, p. 8; Rempel' ...
Sheila Blair, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KUFIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Kufic is used in the context of the following news items.
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To see notes from Mughal era, head to Rampur Raza Library
A 7th century Quran written on parchment in the early Kufic script, attributed to Hazrat Ali (d. AD 661) is on display. Viewers are lining up to see ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
Beautiful hands
Among others, the trunk show revealed Popinjay's 'Kufic Quilted Foldover' in black and its bestseller, the Anfa Envelope Clutch. Kufic, the ... «Gulf Times, Jul 15»
3
BOOKS > Oldest Qurans republished in print and digital formats
These Qurans, which were written in kufic and hijazi scripts and did not have vowel point, should have been read line by line from cover to ... «Hurriyet Daily News, Jul 15»
4
Oldest copies of Quran gathered and published
Tayyar read all copies, which are written without vowel marks and in the calligraphic Hijazi and Kufic styles. The copies were compared with ... «Daily Sabah, Jul 15»
5
Sword stories: Struggle of Islam
Near the handle is a Kufic inscription that reads “Abdullah bin Abdul-Muttalib”. Double-bladed: A visitor holds the Zulfiqar double-bladed sword ... «Jakarta Post, Jul 15»
6
Dubai CID showcases 2nd Arabic Calligraphy exhibition
The works represent different calligraphic styles including Kufic, Naskh, Diwani, Thuluth, Riqa, Nastaliq among others. “Your presence here is a ... «Gulf Today, Jul 15»
7
Calligraphy tales at Art Corner in Zamalek
Kufic, coming from the town of Kufa in Iraq where the script originated in pre-Islamic times, was also used for the Quran. Arabic used to be ... «Ahram Online, Jul 15»
8
Bosnian calligrapher displaying works at Tehran Quran exhibition
The displayed works seem abstract at the very first glance, however Kufic letters are also seen in the artworks, Petric told the Persian service of ... «Tehran Times, Jul 15»
9
Etched forever
Though the art is said to have begun with the writing of the Glorious Quran in Kufic script in Arabic, these artefacts highlight that craftsmen, with ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
10
Quran in focus: Kufic calligraphy
Today we look at Kufic calligraphy.In the coming days and weeks, we will run illustrated stories from the Quran featuring animals, favourite ... «The National, Jun 15»

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