Psalter alphabet

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The Psalter alphabet is an abjad which was used for writing Middle Persian on paper, it is thus described as one of the Pahlavi scripts.[1] It was written right to left with dots for word division.[2]

It takes its name from the Pahlavi Psalter, part of the Psalms translated from Syriac to Middle Persian and found in what is now western China.[3]



  1. ^ Omniglot: Middle Persian scripts
  2. ^ Omniglot: Psalter script
  3. ^ Encyclopædia Iranica: Pahlavi Psalter