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

  • n. A gold coin formerly used in Iran.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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