Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A gold coin formerly used in Iran.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The language of Sassanian Persia. See Pehlevi.
  • noun The script in which the Pahlavi language was written. It was taken from the Aramaic alphabet.
  • noun A gold coin formerly used in Iran, equal in value to 20 rials.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The principal gold coin of the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Shah of Iran who was deposed in 1979 by Islamic fundamentalists (1919-1980)
  • noun the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries
  • noun the script (derived from the Aramaic alphabet) used to write the Pahlavi language

Etymologies

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

[Persian pahlawī, after Reza Shah Pahlavi, (1878–1944), Shah of Iran.]

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