Hafiz also speaks of the Nightingale's Pehlevi, which did not change with the People's.
But it is not the character which forms the peculiar mark of Pehlevi.
In the smaller arch, also containing a bas-relief, is a Pehlevi inscription.
Pehlevi was the language of the ancient Persians of pre-Muhammadan times.
The legend in the Pehlevi characters has not been interpreted.
Pehlevi script, 93 f. Persian period: in Mesopotamia, 92; in Syria, 62.
The supposition (once maintained) that Pehlevi was the dialect of the western provinces of Persia is no longer necessary.
Pehlevi is old Persian, and to pen lavi is Rommany all the world over “to speak words.”
Barzuyeh, author of Pehlevi translation of fables, 152, 184.
As an expression of the Iranian mind we have the Avesta and the Pehlevi theological literature.