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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nɪm/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

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.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

NounEdit

nim (uncountable)

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

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

nim

  1. Romanization of 𐌽𐌹𐌼

HausaEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

nîm m

  1. neem tree

LivonianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ni'm (Courland)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *nimi.

NounEdit

nim

  1. name

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

nim (only after a preposition)

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

Related termsEdit

  • (dative of wóni): jim

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nim

  1. dative singular of nem

MutationEdit

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.

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronounEdit

nim

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

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

ConjunctionEdit

nim

  1. before
    Synonym: zanim

Further readingEdit

  • nim in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

nim m (plural nins)

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

Etymology 2Edit

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

AdverbEdit

nim (not comparable)

  1. (humorous, neologism) yes and no

NounEdit

nim m (plural nins)

  1. (humorous, neologism) yes and no

VolapükEdit