noun \ˈnäm\
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Definition of naam



  1. 1 early English law :  distraint of chattels

  2. 2 early English law :  things distrained

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Origin and Etymology of naam

Middle English, from Old English nām, from Old Norse, action of taking or seizing (attested only in compounds such as landnām act of taking possession of land), learning; akin to Old English nǣm action of taking, Old High German nāma robbery; derivative from the stem of Old Norse nema to take — more at nimble

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to cast off or become cast off

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