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hakim

1

or ha·keem

[ hah-keem ]
/ hɑˈkim /
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noun (esp. in Muslim countries)

a wise or learned man.
a physician; doctor.

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Origin of hakim

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

Definition for hakim (2 of 3)

hakim2
[ hah-keem ]
/ ˈhɑ kim /

noun

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

Origin of hakim

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

Definition for hakim (3 of 3)

Hakim

or Ha·keem

[ hah-keem ]
/ hɑˈkim /

noun

a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for hakim

hakim

hakeem

/ (hɑːˈkiːm, ˈhɑːkiːm) /

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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