Definition of Pahlavi

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

2. Noun. The Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries.
Exact synonyms: Pehlevi
Generic synonyms: Iranian, Iranian Language
Specialized synonyms: Parthian

3. Noun. The script (derived from the Aramaic alphabet) used to write the Pahlavi language.
Generic synonyms: Script

Definition of Pahlavi

1. a former coin of Iran [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pahlavi

Paget-von Schrotter syndrome
Pago Pago
Pagophila eburnea
Pagophilus groenlandicus
Pagrus pagrus
PahA dioxygenase
Pahlavi (current term)
Pahvant Valley fever
Pahvant Valley plague
Paint Horse
Paint Horses
Painted Desert

Literary usage of Pahlavi

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It owes its origin to a mistaken inversion of the Pahlavi designation ... to denote the Pahlavi version and commentary, but not the original scriptures. ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"In its phonology Pahlavi in the main agrees with modern Persian. The principal divergencies are as follows: Original initial a, lost in Persian, ..."

3. Zarathuštra, Philo, the Achaemenids and Israel: Being a Treatise Upon the by Lawrence Heyworth Mills (1906)
"How about the existence of that passage in the Yasna, Pahlavi or otherwise, in which this enumeration of classes is seen to have taken place? ..."

4. Next-of-kin Marriages in Old Irân: An Address Delivered Before the Bombay by Dārāb dastur Peshotan Sanjānā (1888)
"In reference to the third proposition :— That the Pahlavi passages translated by a distinguished English Pahlavi savant, and supposed to refer to such a ..."

5. The Concise Dictionary of Religious Knowledge and Gazetteer by Talbot Wilson Chambers, Frank Hugh Foster, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1889)
"A part of it, the so- called Gathas, are written in a much older dialect than the mass of the Avesta. Pahlavi translation leading him to doubt the value of ..."

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