hakam

noun ha·kam \ḵäˈḵäm\\ˈḵȯḵəm\
variants: or

haham

\ḵäˈḵäm\ less commonly

chochem

\ˈḵȯḵəm\

Definition of hakam

plural

hakamim

or

hahamim

also

chachamim

or

chachomim

\ˌḵäḵäˈmēm\
  1. 1 :  one learned in Jewish Law :  wise man; specifically, plural :  the rabbinical interpreters of biblical law of the first two Christian centuries whose interpretations are recorded in the Mishnah and contemporary works

  2. 2 :  a title given to a rabbi by the Sephardic Jews

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Origin and Etymology of hakam

Hebrew ḥākhām wise, wise man; chochem from Yiddish khokhem, from Hebrew ḥākhām


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