akkum

noun

ak·​kum ˈä-kəm How to pronounce akkum (audio)
plural -s
1
: a Chaldean star worshiper
2
in the Talmud : heathen, idolater

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of akkum was in 1893

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“Akkum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akkum. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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