پهلوان

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Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from the name of the Parthians.

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  • (Classical Persian) IPA(key): /pæhlæˈwɒːn/, /pæhlɪˈwɒːn/
  • (Iranian Persian) IPA(key): /pæhleˈvɒn/, [pʰæhləˈvɒn], [pʰæːləˈvɒn], /pæhlæˈvɒn/, [pʰæhlæˈvɒn]
  • (Tehrani) IPA(key): [pʰæːləˈvu(ː)n]

Noun[edit]

Dari پهلوان
Iranian Persian پهلوان
Tajik паҳлавон (pahlavon)

پهلوان (pahlavân, pahlevân) (plural پهلوان‌ها (pahlavân, pahlevân-hâ) or پهلوانان (pahlavân, pahlevânân))

  1. strong athletic man
  2. hero, paladin, champion
  3. (archaic) army commander
  4. wrestler

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پهلوان (Pahlavân)

  1. A surname​. Pahlavan