Origin: Ar ḥāfiz, a person who remembers
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- One who has memorized the Koran.
- Used as a title of respect for such a person.
Origin: Arabic ḥāfiż, guardian, hafiz, active participle of ḥafiża, to guard, memorize; see ḥpị̄ in Semitic roots.
fl. 14th century.