Hafiz meaning

häfĭz
Used as a title of respect for such a person.
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A Muslim who has memorized the Koran: a title of honor.
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One who has memorized the Koran.
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(person) (born Shams-ud-Din Mohammed) 1325?-90?; Pers. lyric poet.
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A Muslim who has memorized the whole Qur'an.
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Persian poet whose sensuous rhyming couplets, many of which celebrate love, wine, and nature, are traditionally interpreted allegorically by Sufic Muslims.
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Origin of hafiz

  • Arabic ḥāfiẓ guardian, hafiz active participle of ḥafiẓa to guard, memorize ḥpṯ in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Persian, from Arabic حافظ (ḥāfiẓ), present participle of حفظ (ḥáfiẓa, “to guard, know by heart”).

    From Wiktionary