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3 letters words from 'nim'

NIM 5 

2 letters words from 'nim'

IN 2MI 4

All 3 letters words made out of nim

nim inm nmi mni imn min

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Definitions and meaning of nim

nim

Etymology

From Middle English nimen, from Old English niman (to take), from Proto-Germanic *nemaną (to take), from Proto-Indo-European *nem- (to give or take one's due). Cognate with Saterland Frisian nieme (to take), West Frisian nimme (to take), Dutch nemen (to take), Low German nehmen (to take), German nehmen (to take), Danish nemme (to learn, grasp). Related to numb and nimble.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɪm/
  • Rhymes: -ɪm

Verb

nim (third-person singular simple present nims, present participle nimming, simple past and past participle nimmed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To take or seize.
    • 1381, Pegge Cook. Recipes, page 114, quoted in 1962, Hans Kurath & Sherman M. Kuhn, eds., Middle English Dictionary, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, ISBN 978-0-472-01044-8, page 1242, in the entry "dorrẹ̄, dōrī adj. & n. [] cook":
      For to make Soupys dorry. Nym onyons [] Nym wyn [] toste wyte bred and do yt in dischis, and god Almande mylk.
    • 1547 (original; printed 1870), Andrew Boorde, The First Boke of the Introduction of Knowledge, page 122:
      Ich cham a Cornysche man, al[e] che can brew; [...] Nym me a quart of ale, that iche may it of sup.
    • 1566–1573 (original; printed 1873), John Partridge, The Hystorie of the Moste Noble Knight Plasidas, and Other Rare Pieces, page 106:
      Then Alfyne to the court Of Syleuma doth come, / And Pandauola in her armes / Her Alfyne hath up num / And kisseth him full ofte []
    • 2017, Thomas Heywood, A Woman Killed With Kindness, Bloomsbury Publishing (→ISBN), page 155:
      Gryndall carefully sets out the difference between seizing or nimming a bird (an outcome that would constitute a partly successful flight) and taking the bird outright: 'And if your Hawke noume [nim, seize] a foule, and the foule breake from her, she hath discomfited many feathers of the foule, and is broken away: but in kindly speech you shall say, your hawke hath noumed or seased a foule, and not taken it'.
  2. (obsolete, slang, transitive) To filch, steal.
    • 1663, Hudibras, by Samuel Butler, part 1, canto 1
      They'll question Mars, and, by his look, \ Detect who 'twas that nimm'd a cloak;
    • 1785, Hutton, Bran New Wark, I. 305, quoted in 1903, Joseph Wright, The English Dialect Dictionary: M-Q, page 273:
      Nimming and niftering whativver he can try his fists on.
    • 1821, Apuleius, The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius, of Medaura, page 131:
      But while he fell in some brave exploit, you, I suppose, being provident rogues and thieves of discretion, were on the sure lay, pilfering little thefts among the mob, fearfully nimming a cloak or rifling some old woman's bulk of a stock to set up a piece-broker's shop.
    • 1824 (edition; original 1790), Nairne, Tales, 37, quoted in 1903, Joseph Wright, The English Dialect Dictionary: M-Q, page 273:
      They nim a pig, a duck, or fowl.
    • 1854, Oliver Oldham, Oldham's Amusing and Instructive Reader: A Course of Reading, Original and Selected, in Prose and Poetry, Wherein Wit, Humor, and Mirth are Made the Means of Awakening Interest, and Imparting Instructon : for the Use of Schools and Academies, page 110:
      Shall we go nim a horse, Tom,—what dost think? [...] Nim? yes, yes, yes, let's nim with all my heart; I see no harm in nimming, for my part; [...] Were it my lord mayor's hourse—I'd nim it first. [...A horse] they stole, or, as they called it, nimmed, / Just as the twilight all the landscape dimmed. [...] What is most likely, is that both these elves / Were, in like manner, halter-nimmed themselves.
  3. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To walk with short, quick strides; trip along.
    • 1856, Thompson, Hist. Boston, page 716, quoted in 1903, Joseph Wright, The English Dialect Dictionary: M-Q, page 273:
      The old lady does nim along.
    • 1949, Wilfrid J. Halliday, Arthur Stanley Umpleby, The White Rose Garland of Yorkshire Dialect Verse and Local and Folk-lore Rhymes, quoting Irene Sutcliffe, page 111:
      Ah had set myself doon where the aums meet aboon, / When Jinny jamp oop, and ganned nimming alang.

Related terms

  • benim
  • forthnim
  • nimble
  • numb
  • outnim
  • undernim

Noun

nim (uncountable)

  1. A game in which players take turns removing objects from heaps.

Derived terms

  • nimber

Anagrams

  • INM, MIN, Min, NMI, min, min.

Gothic

Romanization

nim

  1. Romanization of 𐌽𐌹𐌼

Hausa

Etymology

Borrowed from Arabic نِيم(nīm), from Hindi नीम (nīm).

Noun

nîm m

  1. neem tree

Livonian

Alternative forms

  • ni'm (Courland)

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *nimi.

Noun

nim

  1. name

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nʲim/

Pronoun

nim (only after a preposition)

  1. instrumental of wón
  2. instrumental of wóno
  3. dative of wóni

Related terms

  • (dative of wóni): jim

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /n͈ʲiṽʲ/

Noun

nim

  1. dative singular of nem

Mutation


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɲim/

Etymology 1

Pronoun

nim

  1. instrumental/locative singular of on
  2. instrumental/locative singular of ono

See also

  • Appendix:Polish pronouns

Etymology 2

Conjunction

nim

  1. before
    Synonym: zanim

Further reading

  • nim in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈnĩ/
  • Hyphenation: nim

Etymology 1

From Hindi नीम (nīm), from Sanskrit निम्ब (nimba).

Noun

nim m (plural nins)

  1. neem (Azadirachta indica, an evergreen tree of India)

Etymology 2

Blend of não (no) +‎ sim (yes). Compare German Jein.

Adverb

nim (not comparable)

  1. (humorous, neologism) yes and no

Noun

nim m (plural nins)

  1. (humorous, neologism) yes and no

Swedish

Alternative forms

  • nimm

Etymology

From Old Swedish næmber (apt, docile), from Old Norse næmr, from Proto-Germanic *nāmjaz, derived from Proto-Germanic *nemaną (to take). Compare Danish Danish nem (easy) and Icelandic næmur (docile, sensitive).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɪm/
  • Rhymes: -ɪm

Adjective

nim (comparative nimmare, superlative nimmast)

  1. (Scania) convenient, handy, practical, easy

Declension

Derived terms

  • nim i fingrarna

References

  • ”nim” in Lundbladh, Carl-Erik (2014) Skånska dialektord, 2nd edition, Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen
  • nim in Elias Wessén, Våra ord : deras uttal och ursprung (1979)
  • ”næma” in de Vries, Jan (2000) Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, 2nd revised edition, Leiden: Brill, page 413
  • ”nämber” in Söderwall, K.F. (1884-1918) Ordbok öfver svenska medeltids-språket[5], volume I-III, Digitized in ”Fornsvensk lexikalisk databas”

Anagrams

  • min

Volapük

Etymology

From English animal (which ultimately derives from Latin animal)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [nim]

Noun

nim (nominative plural nims)

  1. animal (Animalia)

Declension

Hyponyms

  • hinim
  • jinim
  • nimil
  • nimül

Derived terms

See also

  • bakter
  • böd
  • dinosaur
  • fit
  • fösil
  • lif
  • mafib
  • räptul
  • ruböd
  • rulif
  • süganim

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to take or steal.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)