ak·​kum | \ ˈä-kəm How to pronounce akkum (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of akkum

1 : a Chaldean star worshiper
2 in the Talmud : heathen, idolater

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First Known Use of akkum

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for akkum

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

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“Akkum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akkum. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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