paynim

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

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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“Paynim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paynim. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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