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Middle Persian

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noun
  1. the Persian language at a stage that begins c300 b.c. and includes Pahlavi (attested from the 3rd to the 7th centuries a.d.) as well as the West Iranian literatures (3rd–10th centuries a.d.) of religions carried outside Persia. Abbreviation: MPers
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Middle Persian

noun
  1. the classical form of modern Persian, spoken from about 300 ad to about 900See also Pahlavi 2
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