- 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
- (in Muslim countries) a ruler; governor; judge.
Origin of hakim2
First recorded in 1605–15, hakim is from the Arabic word hākim governor
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for hakim
However, Hakim remains unfazed: “I really hope that the third intifada"—or uprising—"starts soon.”
“Our violence is nothing compared to the Israeli violence,” Hakim continued.
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
The wilder the people we meet, the less likely they will be to interfere with a learned Hakim.
Would he have his head shaved like his Excellency the Hakim?
The Hakim then raised his head a little and turned to the Sheikh.
- a Muslim judge, ruler, or administrator
- a Muslim physician
C17: from Arabic, from hakama to rule
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