a Muslim who has memorized the Koran: a title of honor
Origin of hafizArabic ḥāfiz, a person who remembers
(born Shams-ud-Din Mohammed) 1325?-90?; Pers. lyric poet
- One who has memorized the Koran.
- Used as a title of respect for such a person.
Origin of hafizArabic &hlowdot;āfi&zlowdot;, guardian, hafiz, active participle of &hlowdot;afi&zlowdot;a, to guard, memorize; see &hlowdot;p&tlowmdot; in Semitic roots.
Full name Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi. fl. 14th century.
Persian poet whose sensuous rhyming couplets, many of which celebrate love, wine, and nature, are traditionally interpreted allegorically by Sufic Muslims.
Persian, from Arabic حافظ (ḥāfiẓ), present participle of حفظ (ḥáfiẓa, “to guard, know by heart”).