reza s pahlevi


noun, plural Pahlavis for 3.
Muhammad Riza (or Reza) [ri-zah] , 1919–80, shah of Iran 1941–79; in exile after 1979 (son of Riza Shah Pahlavi).
Riza (or Reza) Shah, 1877–1944, shah of Iran 1925–41.
(lowercase) a former gold coin of Iran, equal to 20 rials.
Also, Pahlevi. Unabridged
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Pahlavi1 (ˈpɑːləvɪ)
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)
the Middle Persian language, esp as used in classical Zoroastrian and Manichean literature
[C18: from Persian pahlavī, from Old Persian ParthavaParthia]
Pehlevi or Pehlevi2
[C18: from Persian pahlavī, from Old Persian ParthavaParthia]

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Word Origin & History

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