hafiz

hafiz

[hah-fiz]
noun
a title of respect for a Muslim who knows the Koran by heart.

Origin:
1655–65; < Arabic ḥāfiz literally, a guard, one who keeps (in memory)

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Hafiz

[hah-fiz]
noun
(Shams ud-din Mohammed) c1320–89?, Persian poet.
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hafiz (ˈhɑːfɪz)
 
n
a title for a person who knows the Koran by heart
 
[from Persian, from Arabic hāfiz, from hafiza to guard]

Hafiz (ˈhɑːfɪz)
 
n
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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