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hafiz

[hah-fiz]
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  1. a title of respect for a Muslim who knows the Koran by heart.

Origin of hafiz

First recorded in 1655–65, hafiz is from the Arabic word ḥāfiz literally, a guard, one who keeps (in memory)

Hafiz

[hah-fiz]
noun
  1. Shams ud-din Mohammed, c1320–89?, Persian poet.
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hafiz

noun Islam
  1. a title for a person who knows the Koran by heart

Word Origin

from Persian, from Arabic hāfiz, from hafiza to guard

Hafiz

noun
  1. Shams al-Din Muhammad (ˌshæmz ælˌdɪn məʊˈhæmɪd). ?1326–90, Persian lyric poet, best known for his many short poems about love and wine, often treated as religious symbols
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