- a pagan or heathen.
- a Muslim.
- pagandom; heathendom.
Origin of paynim
Examples from the Web for paynim
A crusade is a war to recover the Holy Land from the paynim.
I allowed if the paynim was satisfied I was, and we would let it stand at that.
There were three died in the Holy Land doing battle with the Paynim.Long Will
How can we return with all the paynim nations jeering at us, crying, 'See!God Wills It!
William Stearns Davis
He could not help himself, when the Paynim burnt him: and how can he help us?Hereward, The Last of the English
- a heathen or pagan
- a Muslim
Word Origin and History for paynim
mid-13c., "heathen lands," from Old French paienime, paienisme "heathen, pagan; Saracen lands or culture or faith," from Late Latin paganismus "heathendom" (Augustine), from paganus "heathen" (see pagan); mistaken meaning "a heathen person" (late 14c., also in Old French) is via phrases such as paynim lands.