hafiz

noun ha·fiz \ˈhäfə̇z\

Definition of hafiz

plural

hafiz

or

hafis

\-ə̇s\
  1. :  a Muslim who knows the Koran by heart —used as a title of respect

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Origin and Etymology of hafiz

Arabic ḥāfiẓ, literally, one who remembers


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