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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pahlavi, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah Pahlavi, Pahlevi, Mohammed Reza Pahlevinoun

    Shah of Iran who was deposed in 1979 by Islamic fundamentalists (1919-1980)


  1. Pahlevinoun

    The script in which the Pahlavi language was written. It was taken from the Aramaic alphabet.

  2. Pahlevinoun

    A gold coin formerly used in Iran, equal in value to 20 rials.


  1. pahlevi

    Pahlavi is a particular, exclusively written form of various Middle Iranian languages. The essential characteristics of Pahlavi are: the use of a specific Aramaic-derived script; the incidence of Aramaic words used as heterograms (called hozwārishn, "archaisms").Pahlavi compositions have been found for the dialects/ethnolects of Parthia, Persis, Sogdiana, Scythia, and Khotan. Independent of the variant for which the Pahlavi system was used, the written form of that language only qualifies as Pahlavi when it has the characteristics noted above.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pahlevinoun

    same as Pehlevi

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pahlevi

    name given to a translation of the Zendavesta (q. v.) in the Zend dialect for the use of the priesthood.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pahlevi in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pahlevi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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