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or hakeem

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


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


or Hakeem

[hah-keem] /hɑˈkim/
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A learned hakim like his Excellency here would live on simple food, such as one of my young men could prepare.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp George Manville Fenn
  • He is a hakim, and his medicines have saved the life of Hamid's child.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • Nevertheless, in truth thou art as expert in inflicting wounds as my sage hakim in curing them.

    The Talisman Sir Walter Scott
  • 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
  • And the physical hakim could by no test or shibboleth be prevented from silently introducing the spiritual hakim.

  • Well,” said the hakim, as soon as their guards were out of hearing, “good news?

    In the Mahdi's Grasp George Manville Fenn
  • It was then that my mind became troubled within me, for I knew the hakim loved me not.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • The hakim then raised his head a little and turned to the Sheikh.

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


/hɑːˈkiːm; ˈhɑːkiːm/
a Muslim judge, ruler, or administrator
a Muslim physician
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic, from hakama to rule
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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