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July 26, 2004

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Is there a linguistic link between "champion", "campione" and "pahlavan"?

Champion and Campio are derivated from latin Campio, title given to the winner in batterfield or place of exercise. Pahlavan and pahlav from Parthian era, also probably source for Ferdowsi's chef d'oeuvre are  appellations for a warrior. The name lost its national meaning, and became only a title for champions.

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