Riza Shah Pahlavi
[ ri-zah shah pah-luh-vee, shaw ]
/ rɪˈzɑ ˈʃɑ ˈpɑ ləˌvi, ˈʃɔ /
Definition for riza shah pahlavi (2 of 2)
[ pah-luh-vee ]
/ ˈpɑ ləˌvi /
noun, plural Pah·la·vis for 3.
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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British Dictionary definitions for riza shah pahlavi (1 of 2)
/ (ˈpɑːləvɪ) /
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
British Dictionary definitions for riza shah pahlavi (2 of 2)
/ (ˈpɑːləvɪ) /
the Middle Persian language, esp as used in classical Zoroastrian and Manichean literature
Word Origin for Pahlavi
C18: from Persian pahlavī, from Old Persian Parthava Parthia
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