Other Word Forms of Nimble
Origin of Nimble
From Middle English nymel, nemel (“capable"), merger of Old English nÇ£mel (“receptive, quick to grasp") and Old English numol (“able to take, capable of holding"), both from niman (“to take") + -el, -ol (associative suffix). Compare German nehmen Gothic 𐌽𐌹𐌼𐌰𐌽 (niman), Old Norse nema (“to take"). More at nim.
Middle English nemel from Old English nǣmel quick to seize numol quick at learning nem- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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