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 for Pahlavi
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pahlavi \Pah"la*vi\, Pahlevi \Pah"le*vi\, n.
     1. The language of Sassanian Persia. See Pehlevi.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The script in which the Pahlavi language was written. It
        was taken from the Aramaic alphabet.
        [PJC]
  
     3. A gold coin formerly used in Iran, equal in value to 20
        rials.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pehlevi \Peh"le*vi`\, n. [Parsee Pahlavi.]
     An ancient Persian dialect in which words were partly
     represented by their Semitic equivalents. It was in use from
     the 3d century (and perhaps earlier) to the middle of the 7th
     century, and later in religious writings. [Written also
     Pahlavi.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Persian \Per"sian\, n.
     1. A native or inhabitant of Persia.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The language spoken in Persia. Ancient Persian of the 3rd
        to 10th centuries is also called Pahlavi, and modern
        Persian is also called Farsi.
        [1913 Webster + PJC]
  
     3. A thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings. --Beck.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. pl. (Arch.) See Persian columns, under Persian, a.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Pahlavi
      n 1: Shah of Iran who was deposed in 1979 by Islamic
           fundamentalists (1919-1980) [syn: Pahlavi, Mohammed Reza
           Pahlavi, Shah Pahlavi, Pahlevi, Mohammed Reza
           Pahlevi]
      2: the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd
         to 10th centuries [syn: Pahlavi, Pehlevi]
      3: the script (derived from the Aramaic alphabet) used to write
         the Pahlavi language

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