pay·​nim ˈpā-nəm How to pronounce paynim (audio)

Word History


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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paynim was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Paynim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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