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ha·kim 1also ha·keem (hä′kēm)
n. pl. ha·kims also ha·keems
A doctor, especially one who practices traditional medicine, in a predominantly Muslim culture.
[Arabic ḥakīm, wise, wise man, from ḥakama, to judge, decide; see ḥkm in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
n. pl. ha·kims
An honorific traditionally applied to a Muslim ruler, provincial governor, or judge.
[Arabic ḥākim, active participle of ḥakama, to decide, govern; see ḥkm in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
hakim(hɑːˈkiːm; ˈhɑːkiːm) or
1. (Islam) a Muslim judge, ruler, or administrator
2. (Islam) a Muslim physician
[C17: from Arabic, from hakama to rule]
n. (esp. in Muslim countries)
1. a wise man.
2. a physician; doctor.
[1575–85; < Arabic ḥakīm wise man]
(in Muslim countries) a ruler; governor; judge.
[1605–15; < Arabic ḥākim governor]
An Arabic word for a physician.
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