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hakim1

or hakeem

[hah-keem] /hɑˈkim/
noun, (esp. in Muslim countries)
1.
a wise or learned man.
2.
a physician; doctor.
Origin of hakim1
1575-1585
First recorded in 1575-85, hakim is from the Arabic word hakīm wise, wise man

hakim2

[hah-keem] /ˈhɑ kim/
noun
1.
(in Muslim countries) a ruler; governor; judge.
Origin
First recorded in 1605-15, hakim is from the Arabic word hākim governor

Hakim

or Hakeem

[hah-keem] /hɑˈkim/
noun
1.
a male given name.
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  • I regard you as my hakim, and take this as medicine because you order it.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • No, my dear hakim, if I marry at all, I will marry to be free.'

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • Would he have his head shaved like his Excellency the hakim?

    In the Mahdi's Grasp George Manville Fenn
  • The wilder the people we meet, the less likely they will be to interfere with a learned hakim.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp George Manville Fenn
  • The hakim then raised his head a little and turned to the Sheikh.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp George Manville Fenn
  • They will believe it then, and beg that you may be taken to the hakim.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp George Manville Fenn
  • Yes, O hakim; it was the order given by the Emir to his servant, the guard.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp George Manville Fenn
  • Well,” said the hakim, as soon as their guards were out of hearing, “good news?

    In the Mahdi's Grasp George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for hakim

hakim

/hɑːˈkiːm; ˈhɑːkiːm/
noun
1.
a Muslim judge, ruler, or administrator
2.
a Muslim physician
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic, from hakama to rule
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