hakim

1

or ha·keem

[hah-keem]
|

noun (esp. in Muslim countries)

a wise or learned man.
a physician; doctor.

Origin of hakim

1
First recorded in 1575–85, hakim is from the Arabic word hakīm wise, wise man

hakim

2
[hah-keem]

noun

(in Muslim countries) a ruler; governor; judge.

Origin of hakim

2
First recorded in 1605–15, hakim is from the Arabic word hākim governor

Hakim

or Ha·keem

[hah-keem]

noun

a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for hakim

Contemporary Examples of hakim

Historical Examples of hakim

  • 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

  • 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

  • Would he have his head shaved like his Excellency the 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


British Dictionary definitions for hakim

hakim

hakeem

noun

a Muslim judge, ruler, or administrator
a Muslim physician

Word Origin for hakim

C17: from Arabic, from hakama to rule
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