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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An Iranian language used in Persia during the reign of the Sassanids.
  • Pahlavi, Muhammad Reza 1919-1980. Shah of Iran from 1941 to 1979, when he was deposed by Islamic fundamentalists.

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  • proper n. Alternative form of Pehlevi.

Etymologies

Persian pahlawī, from Pahlav, Parthia, from Old Persian Parthava-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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