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ha·kim 1

also ha·keem (hä′kēm)
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.]

ha·kim 2

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.]


(hɑːˈkiːm; ˈhɑːkiːm) or


1. (Islam) a Muslim judge, ruler, or administrator
2. (Islam) a Muslim physician
[C17: from Arabic, from hakama to rule]


or ha•keem


n. (esp. in Muslim countries)
1. a wise man.
2. a physician; doctor.
[1575–85; < Arabic ḥakīm wise man]


(ˈhɑ kim)

(in Muslim countries) a ruler; governor; judge.
[1605–15; < Arabic ḥākim governor]


An Arabic word for a physician.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hakim - a Muslim ruler or governor or judgehakim - a Muslim ruler or governor or judge
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
2.hakim - a Muslim physician
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
doc, doctor, physician, Dr., MD, medico - a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
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