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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ح ف ظ(ḥ-f-ẓ).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

حَفِظَ (ḥafiẓa) I, non-past يَحْفَظُ‎‎ (yaḥfaẓu)

  1. to preserve, to conserve
  2. to protect, to guard, to defend
  3. to observe, to bear in mind, to comply
  4. to be mindful, to be heedful
  5. to keep up, to maintain, to sustain
  6. to retain, to uphold
  7. to hold, to have in safe-keeping, to take care
  8. to keep, to store, to put away
  9. to retain in memory, to remember, to know by heart
  10. to memorize, to commit to memory
  11. to reserve
ConjugationEdit
ReferencesEdit
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “حفظ”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

حَفَّظَ (ḥaffaẓa) II, non-past يُحَفِّظُ‎‎ (yuḥaffiẓu)

  1. (ditransitive, causative) to have someone memorize
ConjugationEdit
ReferencesEdit
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “حفظ”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

حِفْظ (ḥifẓm

  1. verbal noun of حَفِظَ (ḥafiẓa) (form I)
  2. preservation, maintenance, conservation, upholding
  3. protection, defense, guarding
  4. custody, safekeeping, storage
  5. observance, compliance
  6. memorization, memorizing, memory
  7. discontinuance, stay, suspension
DeclensionEdit
ReferencesEdit
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “حفظ”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Egyptian ArabicEdit

VerbEdit

حفظ (ħífiẓ) (perfect, imperfect يحفظ(yíħfaẓ), Verb form I)

  1. to memorize

ConjugationEdit


Ottoman TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic حِفْظ(ḥifẓ).

NounEdit

حفظ (hifz)

  1. keeping
  2. guarding
  3. protection



PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic حِفْظ(ḥifẓ).

NounEdit

حفظ (hefz)

  1. guarding
  2. conservation
  3. preserving
  4. protection