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hakham

or ha·kam

[Sephardic Hebrew khah-khahm; Ashkenazic Hebrew haw-khuh m]
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noun Hebrew.
  1. a wise and learned person; sage.
  2. (among Sephardic Jews) a title given to a rabbi.
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Origin of hakham

ḥākhām literally, wise
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  • Hakam's peaceful, studious temperament did no great harm to the State.

    The Moors in Spain

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  • Hakam's manuvre saved the palace and the dynasty; and the insurrection was converted into a wholesale massacre.

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  • Hakam's easy-going scholar's rule had, however, deprived his son and successor of any chance of real power.

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  • Peace was soon signed between all the parties, and Hakam had leisure to collect his famous library.

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  • Aish hakam iodea binah, "a cunning man, endued with understanding," is the description given by the king of Tyre of Hiram Abif.