"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts and consists of a modified form of the old Nabataean script. The word is also used to describe border designs that are thought to be derived from an Arabic script.

1 comment:

  1. The equivalent adjective in Swedish ('kufisk') is used to denote something strange or weird. I never really thought about the etymology of that word until now...