hakim

noun (1)
ha·​kim | \ ˈhä-kəm How to pronounce hakim (audio) \

Definition of hakim

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an administrator in a Muslim country

hakim

noun (2)
ha·​kim | \ hə-ˈkēm How to pronounce hakim (audio) \

Definition of hakim (Entry 2 of 2)

: a physician in a Muslim country

First Known Use of hakim

Noun (1)

circa 1590, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hakim

Noun (1)

Arabic ḥākim

Noun (2)

Arabic ḥakīm, literally, wise one

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The first known use of hakim was circa 1590

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

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