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Nastaʿlīq is the Persian script par excellence, emerging in its definite form in Iran (Tabriz and Shiraz) in the late 8th/14th century (Richard 2001:77). This script, originally known as nasx-taʿlīq or nasx-i taʿlīq(Richard 2003b:77), implies a blend or derivation from both nasx and taʿlīq ‘hanging, suspended’, the latter being a Persian chancery script which appears to have been derived principally from tawqīʿ script (t̲ulut̲) and which, although employed earlier (perhaps as early as the 5th/11th century), was practiced in its definitive form in the 7th/13…

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Adam Gacek, “Nastaʿlīq”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_vol3_0093>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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