Nim meaning

nĭm
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.
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A game in which players take turns removing objects from heaps.
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(intransitive, UK dialectal) To walk with short, quick strides; trip along.
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(archaic, slang) To filch, steal.
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(archaic) To steal or pilfer.
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Origin of nim

  • Perhaps from German nimm second person sing. imperative of nehmen to take from Middle High German nemen from Old High German neman nem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English nimen (“to take"), from Old English niman (“to take"), from Proto-Germanic *nemanÄ… (“to take"), from Proto-Indo-European *neme- (“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.

    From Wiktionary