Pronunciation: (pä'lu-vē"),[key] —n., —pl.-visfor 3. 1. Muhammad Ri•za( or Re•za) Pronunciation: (ri-zä'),[key] 1919–80, shah of Iran 1941–79; in exile after 1979 (son of Riza Shah Pahlavi).
2. ) Riza (or Reza ) Shah, 1877–1944, shah of Iran 1925–41.
3. (l.c.) a former gold coin of Iran, equal to 20 rials. Also,Pah'le•vi".
Pronunciation: (pä'lu-vē"),[key] —n. 1. the Indo-European, Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to the 10th centuries.
2. the script used in writing this language, derived from the Aramaic alphabet.