I really enjoy the connotations of words, particularly now because I'm looking for a name for something. I'd like to know what this word (hakim) sounds like to native English speakers.

Obs: If there's a foreigner and in your country this word is used and makes sense in a different context or it's pejorative, please let me know the points below.

  • Is it good?
  • Is it an easy to recognize word?
  • Is it commonly used?
  • In which context is this word used?
  • What do you first remember when see hakim in a text, phrase, etc?
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    It sounds to me like an Arabic given name for a man. All names are the same to me, unless they're weird. Hakim sounds normal to me. No connotations at all because it's not an English word. – user21497 May 8 '13 at 12:58
  • Thanks @BillFranke for editing. Actually I didn't know hakim's etymology. I just found wordnik.com/words/hakim here and now everything seems clearer. =D – axcdnt May 8 '13 at 13:22
  • It is not a word I (British) recognise as English in any way shape or form. – Colin Fine May 9 '13 at 0:09

I'm from Indonesia...

  1. Yes, it's good.
  2. Yes, it is.
  3. Yes, it is.
  4. In Indonesia, 'Hakim' means the judge in laws trial. It is also a name for man. The word is from arabic, means 'king'
  5. Law.
  • So you're understanding this word in Indonesian, but not in English? – Mitch May 8 '13 at 13:19
  • @Mitch check my reply above and it's not Indonesian, but actually it has an Arabic origin. – axcdnt May 8 '13 at 13:23
  • "Hakim" or "Hakeem" or "हकीम" in Hindi means "Clinician" or "Doctor" usually without any medical degree. – Mohit May 8 '13 at 14:02

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