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 (pä′lə-vē′, -hlə-) also Peh·le·vi (pā′-)
1. A writing system derived from the Aramaic alphabet used to write Middle Persian, Parthian, and other Middle Iranian languages.
2. See Middle Persian.

[Persian pahlavī, from Pahlav, Parthia, from Old Persian Parthava-.]


 (pä′lə-vē′, -hlə)
n. pl. pah·la·vis
A gold coin formerly used in Iran.

[Persian pahlawī, after Reza Shah Pahlavi (1878-1944), Shah of Iran.]


1. (Biography) Mohammed Reza (ˈriːzə). 1919–80, shah of Iran (1941–79); forced into exile (1979) during civil unrest following which an Islamic republic was established led by the Ayatollah Khomeini
2. (Biography) his father, Reza. 1877–1944, shah of Iran (1925–41). Originally an army officer, he gained power by a coup d'état (1921) and was chosen shah by the National Assembly. He reorganized the army and did much to modernize Iran


(ˈpɑːləvɪ) or


(Languages) the Middle Persian language, esp as used in classical Zoroastrian and Manichean literature
[C18: from Persian pahlavī, from Old Persian Parthava Parthia]


(ˈpɑ ləˌvi)

n., pl. -vis.
1. Muhammad Re•za (ˈrɛz ɑ) 1919–80, shah of Iran 1941–79.
2. his father, Reza Shah, 1877–1944, shah of Iran 1925–41.
3. (l.c.) a former gold coin of Iran.


(ˈpɑ ləˌvi)

b. a form of Middle Persian used in Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries.
2. the script used in writing Middle Persian.
[1765–75; < Persian Pahlavī Parthian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pahlavi - Shah of Iran who was deposed in 1979 by Islamic fundamentalists (1919-1980)Pahlavi - Shah of Iran who was deposed in 1979 by Islamic fundamentalists (1919-1980)
2.Pahlavi - the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries
Iranian language, Iranian - the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
Parthian - the Iranian language spoken in the Parthian kingdom (250 BC to AD 226)
3.Pahlavi - the script (derived from the Aramaic alphabet) used to write the Pahlavi language
script - a particular orthography or writing system
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But those who think that the script cannot get any more ambiguous than Book Pahlavi are mistaken: there is also the developed Pahlavi cursive.
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