hafiz

noun
ha·​fiz | \ ˈhäfə̇z \
plural hafiz or hafis\ -​ə̇s \

Definition of hafiz

: a Muslim who knows the Koran by heart used as a title of respect

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History and Etymology for hafiz

Arabic ḥāfiẓ, literally, one who remembers

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“Hafiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hafiz. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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