hakam

noun ha·kam
variants: or haham \ḵäˈḵäm\ or less commonly chochem \ˈḵȯḵəm\

Definition of hakam

plural hakamim or hahamim also chachamim or chachomim \ˌḵäḵäˈmēm\
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 : 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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