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hafiz

[ hah-fiz ]
/ ˈhɑ fɪz /
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noun
a title of respect for a Muslim who knows the Quran by heart.
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Origin of hafiz

First recorded in 1655–65; from Persian, from Arabic ḥāfiẓ literally, “a guard, one who keeps (in memory),” from ḥāfiẓa “to guard, memorize”

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Other definitions for hafiz (2 of 2)

Hafiz
[ hah-fiz ]
/ hɑˈfɪz /

noun
Shams ud-din Mohammed, c1320–89?, Persian poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for hafiz (1 of 2)

hafiz
/ (ˈhɑːfɪz) /

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

Word Origin for hafiz

from Persian, from Arabic hāfiz, from hafiza to guard

British Dictionary definitions for hafiz (2 of 2)

Hafiz
/ (ˈhɑːfɪz) /

noun
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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