- Muhammad Ri·za (or Re·za) [ri-zah] /rɪˈzɑ/, 1919–80, shah of Iran 1941–79; in exile after 1979 (son of Riza Shah Pahlavi).
- Riza (or Reza) Shah,1877–1944, shah of Iran 1925–41.
- (lowercase) a former gold coin of Iran, equal to 20 rials.
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- Mohammed Reza (ˈriːzə). 1919–80, shah of Iran (1941–79); forced into exile (1979) during civil unrest following which an Islamic republic was established led by the Ayatollah Khomeini
- his father, Reza. 1877–1944, shah of Iran (1925–41). Originally an army officer, he gained power by a coup d'état (1921) and was chosen shah by the National Assembly. He reorganized the army and did much to modernize Iran
- the Middle Persian language, esp as used in classical Zoroastrian and Manichean literature
C18: from Persian pahlavī, from Old Persian Parthava Parthia
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Word Origin and History for reza shah pahlavi
1773, Iranian language spoken in Persia 3c.-10c., from Persian Pahlavi, from Old Persian Parthava "Parthia" (see Parthian).
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