پهلوی

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Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐫛𐫍𐫓𐫇𐫀𐫗𐫏𐫃(phlwʾnyg /pahlawīg/), initially (and literally) meaning "of, or pertaining to, Parthians," and by Islamic times (8th-century onwards) "earlier, older"[1], ultimately from Old Persian 𐎱𐎼𐎰𐎺 (p-r-θ-v /Parθavaʰ/, Parthia).

Proper noun[edit]

Dari Persian پهلوی
Iranian Persian پهلوی
Tajiki Persian Паҳлавӣ (Pahlavī)

پهلوی (pahlavi)

  1. A surname​. Pahlavi
  2. Middle Persian/Parthian language

References[edit]

  1. ^ cf. Boyce, Mary (1968). "Middle Persian Literature," in Handbuch der Orientalistik 1.4.2.1, ed. B. Spuhler. Brill, p. 32