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 (hä-fĭz′, -fēz′) Full name Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi. fl. 14th century.
Persian poet whose sensuous rhyming couplets, many of which celebrate love, wine, and nature, are traditionally interpreted allegorically by Sufic Muslims.


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

[Arabic ḥāfiẓ, guardian, hafiz, active participle of ḥafiẓa, to guard, memorize; see ḥpṯ̣ in Semitic roots.]


(Islam) a title for a person who knows the Koran by heart
[from Persian, from Arabic hāfiz, from hafiza to guard]


(Biography) Shams al-Din Muhammad (ˌshæmz ælˌdɪn məʊˈhæmɪd). ?1326–90, Persian lyric poet, best known for his many short poems about love and wine, often treated as religious symbols


(ˈhɑ fɪz)

a title of respect for a Muslim who knows the Koran by heart.
[1655–65; < Arabic ḥāfiz literally, a guard, one who keeps]



(Shams ud-din Mohammed) c1320–89?, Persian poet.


A Persian word for a person who has memorized the Koran.
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