hanif

noun ha·nif \haˈnēf, häˈ-\

Definition of hanif

plural

-s

  1. :  a pre-Islamic hermit of Arabia that lived a wandering ascetic life and professed a vague form of monotheism

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Origin and Etymology of hanif

Arabic ḥnīf, probably from Aramaic ḥănēf hypocrite, heretic


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