Glossary beginning with N
The base or lower faculties of human beings; the ego.
A history, or a body of writing.
An artists' or illuminators' workshop attached to the royal court.
A script widely used in Arabic manuscripts or in manuscripts of Persian prose, characterised by its clarity.
A script developed in the 14th century that became, over the course of the next 200 years, the hand most used by calligraphers for copying Persian poetry. It is characterised by a diagonal slope or elongation of some letters.
Prose (literally, ‘scattered’).
Poetry (literally, ‘ordering’).
A reed flute.
An Asian antelope, native to northern and central India.
An addition to a person’s name referring to that person’s place of origin, profession or special characteristic.
The spring equinox, when the Persian New Year is celebrated.