nim

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nimen(to take), 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 West Frisian nimme(to take), Low German nehmen(to take), Dutch nemen(to take), German nehmen(to take), Danish nemme(to learn, grasp). Related to numb, nimble.

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nim ‎(third-person singular simple present nims, present participle nimming, simple past nimmed or nam, past participle nimmed or nomen or num or numb)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To take (in all senses); to seize.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To take one's way; to go.
  3. (archaic, 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;
  4. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To walk with short, quick strides; trip along.

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nim ‎(uncountable)

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

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nim

  1. Romanization of 𐌽𐌹𐌼

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

nim

  1. rafsi of ninmu.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

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nim ‎(only after a preposition)

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

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  • (dative of wóni): jim

Polish[edit]

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nim

  1. Instrumental singular form of on
  2. Locative singular form of on
  3. Instrumental singular form of ono
  4. Locative singular form of ono

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nim

  1. before

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  • nim in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

nim m (plural nins)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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

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nim (not comparable)

  1. (humorous, neologism) yes and no

Noun[edit]

nim m (plural nins)

  1. (humorous, neologism) yes and no

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English animal (which ultimalely derives from Latin animal)

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nim ‎(plural nims)

  1. animal (Animalia)

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