Meaning of Pahlavi


Pronunciation: (pä'lu-vē"), [key]
— pl. -vis
  1. 1919–80, shah of Iran 1941–79; in exile after 1979 (son of Riza Shah Pahlavi).
  2. )1877–1944, shah of Iran 1925–41.
  3. (l.c.) a former gold coin of Iran, equal to 20 rials.


Pronunciation: (pä'lu-vē"), [key]
  1. the Indo-European, Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to the 10th centuries.
  2. the script used in writing this language, derived from the Aramaic alphabet.
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