from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gold coin formerly used in Iran.
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- n. The principal gold coin of the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The language of Sassanian Persia. See Pehlevi.
- n. The script in which the Pahlavi language was written. It was taken from the Aramaic alphabet.
- n. A gold coin formerly used in Iran, equal in value to 20 rials.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- Of or pertaining to or written in Pahlavi.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Shah of Iran who was deposed in 1979 by Islamic fundamentalists (1919-1980)
- n. the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries
- n. the script (derived from the Aramaic alphabet) used to write the Pahlavi language
Persian pahlawī, after Reza Shah Pahlavi (1878-1944), Shah of Iran.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)