Definition of Hafiz

1. Noun. a Muslim who can recite the Qur'an by heart ¹



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Definition of Hafiz

1. a Muslim who knows the Koran by heart [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hafiz

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haets
haff
haffet
haffets
haffit
haffits
haffle
haffled
haffles
hafflin
haffling
hafflins
haffs
hafis
hafiz (current term)
hafizes
haflis
hafnate
hafnia
hafnian
hafnium
hafniums
hafnon
haft
hafta
haftara
haftarahs
haftaras
haftarot

Literary usage of Hafiz

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1. A Oriental Biographical Dictionary: Founded on Materials Collected by the by Thomas William Beale, Henry George Keene (1881)
"There have been two other Persian poete of the name of hafiz, ... Many zealous admirers of hafiz insist, that by wine he invariably means devotion ..."

2. A Catalogue of the Collection of Persian Manuscripts, Including Also Some by Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson, Abraham Yohannan, Alexander Smith Cochran (1914)
"The real name of hafiz was Muhammad Shams ad-D1n, but he is known to fame by the title of hafiz, an attribute which signifies 'having a retentive memory,' ..."

3. The Masterpieces and the History of Literature: Analysis, Criticism by Julian Hawthorne, John Russell Young, Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh, John Porter Lamberton (1906)
"hafiz is the assumed name of a poet of Shiraz, his real name being ... The undaunted hafiz calmly replied : " Yes, sire, and it is by such acts of ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"The poems of hafiz are distinguished for sprightliness and Anacreontic ... hafiz, or HAFEZ, Mohammed Schems- eddin, one of the most celebrated and most ..."

5. The Companionship of Books and Other Papers by Frederic Rowland Marvin (1906)
"hafiz ABOUT two miles to the northeast of Shiraz is the tomb of hafiz Mohammed Shems-ed-Deen (one who knows the Koran and traditions : Sun of Religion), ..."

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