maim

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Middle English maymen, mahaymen, from Anglo-Norman maheimer, mahaigner; see mayhem.

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maim (third-person singular simple present maims, present participle maiming, simple past and past participle maimed)

  1. To wound seriously; to cause permanent loss of function of a limb or part of the body.

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Tocharian B[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tocharian *meim, a nominal derivative of *mei- ("to measure"). Possibly linked to Proto-Indo-European *mod-ye/o- or *mēdye/o-, derivatives of *med- (to measure, give advice, heal) (whence Latin meditor), or alternatively to *meh₁-ye/o- from *meh₁- (to measure) (whence Latin mētior). Compare Tocharian A mem.

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maim

  1. thought, thinking
    enenkaś paspārtau cwi maim palskw attsaik
    "completely turned inward [is] his thought and spirit"