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Arabic Script
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Arabic script (al-khaṭṭ al-ʿarabī) refers to 1) a set of characters and their sequential and spatial arrangement, 2) their forms and media and 3) the typology of a consonant-only system ( abjad) denoting utterances in an abbreviated manner with linguistic and sociological implications (P. Daniels, Fundamentals, 730). Arab…

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Gruendler, Beatrice, “Arabic Script”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00016>



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