paynim

noun
pay·nim | \ˈpā-nəm \

Definition of paynim 

archaic

: pagan especially : muslim

First Known Use of paynim

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paynim

Middle English painim, from Anglo-French paenisme heathendom, from Late Latin paganismus, from paganus pagan

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