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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Verb[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

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

Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

nîm m

  1. neem tree

Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ni'm (Courland)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *nimi.

Noun[edit]

nim

  1. name

Lower Sorbian[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

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

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nim

  1. dative singular of nem

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
nim
also nnim after a proclitic
nim
pronounced with /n(ʲ)-/
nim
also nnim after a proclitic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Polish[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

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

Conjunction[edit]

nim

  1. before

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Further reading[edit]

  • nim in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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.

Adverb[edit]

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]

From English animal (which ultimately derives from Latin animal)

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Noun[edit]

nim (plural nims)

  1. animal (Animalia)

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