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noun (1)

ha·​kim ˈhä-kəm How to pronounce hakim (audio)
: an administrator in a Muslim country


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noun (2)

ha·​kim hə-ˈkēm How to pronounce hakim (audio)
: a physician in a Muslim country

Word History


Noun (1)

Arabic ḥākim

Noun (2)

Arabic ḥakīm, literally, wise one

First Known Use

Noun (1)

circa 1590, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1623, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hakim was circa 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Hakim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hakim. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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