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Pahlavi /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 /ˈpɑːləvɪ/, Pehlevi n
  1. the Middle Persian language, esp as used in classical Zoroastrian and Manichean literature
Etymology: 18th Century: from Persian pahlavī, from Old Persian Parthava Parthia

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