Pahlavi

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pahlavi the script (derived from the Aramaic alphabet) used to write the Pahlavi language
    • n Pahlavi the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries
    • n Pahlavi Shah of Iran who was deposed in 1979 by Islamic fundamentalists (1919-1980)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pahlavi A gold coin formerly used in Iran, equal in value to 20 rials.
    • Pahlavi The language of Sassanian Persia. See Pehlevi.
    • Pahlavi The script in which the Pahlavi language was written. It was taken from the Aramaic alphabet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pahlavi The name given by the followers of Zoroaster to the language in which are written the ancient translations of their sacred books and some other works which they preserve; also, the character in which these works are written.
    • pahlavi Of or pertaining to or written in Pahlavi.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pahlavi Same as Pehlevi.
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Usage

In literature:

One can now understand why the Zend books were translated into Pahlavi.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
It resembles the Pahlavi, or Ancient Persian, but it is identical with no language.
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
Pahlavi Texts (E. W. West).
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
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In news:

Reza Pahlavi pleads with Israel not to bomb his country over its nuclear program.
Ali-Reza Pahlavi , the youngest son of the deposed Shah of Iran and graduate of Mount Greylock Regional High School, reportedly took his own life earlier this week at his home in Boston.
Before the 1979 Revolution in Iran, one of the main grievances against the Pahlavi dynasty and Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was nepotism .
Such massive demonstrations against the government haven't erupted once since the Shah Reza Pahlavi fell.
She was 9 in 1978 when Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was deposed and the Islamic Revolution rocked her native Iran.
After a tumultuous reign that included both exile and supreme power, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi fled Iran 30 years ago this month.
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