from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Islam One who has memorized the Koran.
  • n. Islam Used as a title of respect for such a person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a Muslim who has memorized the whole Qur'an

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A title or appellative of a Mohammedan who knows the whole of the Koran by heart.


Arabic ḥāfiẓ, guardian, hafiz, active participle of ḥafiẓa, to guard, memorize; see ḥpṭ in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Persian, from Arabic حافظ ḥāfiẓ, present participle of حفظ ḥáfiẓa 'to guard, know by heart'. (Wiktionary)


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