• WordNet 3.6
    • n Pahlevi Shah of Iran who was deposed in 1979 by Islamic fundamentalists (1919-1980)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pahlevi A gold coin formerly used in Iran, equal in value to 20 rials.
    • Pahlevi The language of Sassanian Persia. See Pehlevi.
    • Pahlevi The script in which the Pahlavi language was written. It was taken from the Aramaic alphabet.
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In literature:

PAHLEVI, name given to a translation of the ZENDAVESTA (q. v.) in the Zend dialect for the use of the priesthood.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood

In news:

WHEN the Central Intelligence Agency helped overthrow Mohammed Mossadegh as Iran's prime minister in 1953, ensuring another 25 years of rule for Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, the C.I.A.