Pahlavi

noun

Pah·​la·​vi ˈpa-lə-(ˌ)vē How to pronounce Pahlavi (audio) ˈpä- How to pronounce Pahlavi (audio)
1
: the Iranian language of Sassanian Persia see Indo-European Languages Table
2
: a script used for writing Pahlavi

Word History

Etymology

Persian pahlavī, from Pahlav Parthia, from Old Persian Parthava-

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pahlavi was in 1772

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Cite this Entry

“Pahlavi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pahlavi. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Biographical Definition

Pahlavi

biographical name

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