m. pahlevi

Pahlavi

[pah-luh-vee]
noun, plural Pahlavis for 3.
1.
Muhammad Riza (or Reza) [ri-zah] , 1919–80, shah of Iran 1941–79; in exile after 1979 (son of Riza Shah Pahlavi).
2.
Riza (or Reza) Shah, 1877–1944, shah of Iran 1925–41.
3.
(lowercase) a former gold coin of Iran, equal to 20 rials.
Also, Pahlevi.
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Pahlavi1 (ˈpɑːləvɪ)
 
n
1.  Mohammed Reza (ˈriːzə). 1919--80, shah of Iran (1941--79); forced into exile (1979) during civil unrest following which an Islamic republic was established led by the Ayatollah Khomeini
2.  his father, Reza. 1877--1944, shah of Iran (1925--41). Originally an army officer, he gained power by a coup d'état (1921) and was chosen shah by the National Assembly. He reorganized the army and did much to modernize Iran

Pahlavi or Pehlevi2 (ˈpɑːləvɪ)
 
n
the Middle Persian language, esp as used in classical Zoroastrian and Manichean literature
 
[C18: from Persian pahlavī, from Old Persian ParthavaParthia]
 
Pehlevi or Pehlevi2
 
n
 
[C18: from Persian pahlavī, from Old Persian ParthavaParthia]

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Pahlavi
1773, Iranian language spoken in Persia 3c.-10c., from Pers. Pahlavi, from O.Pers. Parthava "Parthia" (see Parthian).
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