Qalam

A qalam (Arabic/Persian/Urdu/Sindhi: {Nastaliq|قلم}) is a type of pen made from a dried reed, used for Islamic calligraphy. The word derives from the Greek word κάλαμος, meaning reed. In modern Arabic, Turkish, and Kurdish, the word simply means `pen` or `pencil`, while in Persian, Hindi, and Urdu, the word solely means `pen`. The ...
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qalam

ancient reed pen still used in Arabic calligraphy and formerly used for all writing. The qalam was cut from between two nodes of the stem of a reed ... [1 related articles]
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