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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”).