noun ak·kum \ˈä-kəm\

Definition of akkum



  1. 1 :  a Chaldean star worshiper

  2. 2 in the Talmud :  heathen, idolater

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Origin and Etymology of akkum

Hebrew ʽakkum, an acrostic (its details obscured by transliteration) of ʽōbhedh kōkhābhīm ūmazzālōth worshiper of stars and constellations

First Known Use: 1893

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to criticize severely

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