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, intransitive verb nam or nimmed, nomen or nome , nimming
Archaic to steal or pilfer
Origin: Middle English nimen from Old English niman: see -nomy
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tr. & intr.v. nimmed nimmed
, nims Archaic
To steal; pilfer.
Origin: Middle English nimen, to take, from Old English niman; see nem- in Indo-European roots.
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A game in which players in turn remove small objects from a collection, such as matchsticks arranged in rows, and attempt to take, or avoid taking, the last one.
Origin: Perhaps from German nimm, second person sing. imperative of nehmen, to take, from Middle High German nemen, from Old High German neman; see nem- in Indo-European roots.