[Sephardic Hebrew khah-khahm; Ashkenazic Hebrew haw-khuh m]
- a wise and learned person; sage.
- (among Sephardic Jews) a title given to a rabbi.
Origin of hakham
ḥākhām literally, wise
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Hakam's peaceful, studious temperament did no great harm to the State.
Hakam's manuvre saved the palace and the dynasty; and the insurrection was converted into a wholesale massacre.
Peace was soon signed between all the parties, and Hakam had leisure to collect his famous library.
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