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[nim] /nɪm/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), nimmed, nimming. Archaic.
1.
to steal or pilfer.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English nimen, Old English niman, cognate with German nehmen, Old Norse nema, Gothic niman to take; cf. numb
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British Dictionary definitions for nimmed

nim

/nɪm/
noun
1.
a game in which two players alternately remove one or more small items, such as matchsticks, from one of several rows or piles, the object being to take (or avoid taking) the last item remaining on the table
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from archaic nim to take, from Old English niman
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Word Origin and History for nimmed

nim

v.

"to take, to steal" (archaic), Old English niman "to take, accept, receive, grasp, catch" (cf. Old Frisian nima, Middle Dutch nemen, German nehmen, Gothic niman; see nimble). The native word, replaced by Scandinavian-derived take (v.) and out of use from c.1500 except in slang sense of "to steal," which endured into 19c.

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