A pagan or non-Christian, e.g. a *Saracen or Muslim; the pagan world generally. [< Lat. paganus = pagan]

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  • paynim — (n.) mid 13c., heathen lands, from O.Fr. paienime, from L.L. paganismus heathendom (Augustine), from paganus heathen (see PAGAN (Cf. pagan)); mistaken meaning a heathen person (late 14c.) is via phrases such as paynim lands …   Etymology dictionary

  • Paynim — Pay nim, n. & a. See {Painim}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paynim — [pā′nim] n. [ME painim < OFr paienime, heathendom < LL(Ec) paganismus, paganism] Archaic 1. a pagan; heathen 2. a non Christian; esp., a Muslim 3. the pagan world …   English World dictionary

  • paynim — Painim Pai nim, n. [OE. painime pagans, paganism, fr. OF. paienisme paganism, LL. paganismus. See {Paganism}, {Pagan}.] A pagan; an infidel; used also adjectively. [Written also {panim} and {paynim}.] Peacham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paynim — /ˈpeɪnɪm/ (say paynim) noun Obsolete (among Christians) someone who is not a Christian, especially a Muslim. {Middle English painime, from Old French paieni(s)me, from Late Latin pāgānismus heathenism} …   Australian English dictionary

  • paynim — noun Etymology: Middle English painim, from Anglo French paenisme heathendom, from Late Latin paganismus, from paganus pagan Date: 13th century archaic pagan; especially Muslim …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paynim — paynimhood, n. /pay nim/, n. Archaic. 1. a pagan or heathen. 2. a Muslim. 3. pagandom; heathendom. [1200 50; ME: pagan (n. and adj.), pagan countries, heathendom < OF pai(e)nime < LL paganismus PAGANISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • paynim — noun /ˈpeɪnɪm/ A pagan or heathen, especially a Muslim or Jew. ‘That was,’ seyde Kynge Marke, ‘Sir Launcelot, other ellis Sir Palomydes the paynym.’ …   Wiktionary

  • paynim — sb. == heathen, pagans. RG. 395 …   Oldest English Words

  • paynim — [ peɪnɪm] noun archaic a non Christian, especially a Muslim. Origin ME: from OFr. paienime, from eccles. L. paganismus heathenism , from paganus (see pagan) …   English new terms dictionary

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