paynim

[ pey-nim ]
/ ˈpeɪ nɪm /

noun Archaic.

a pagan or heathen.
a Muslim.
pagandom; heathendom.

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Origin of paynim

1200–50; Middle English: pagan (noun and adj.), pagan countries, heathendom < Old French pai(e)nime < Late Latin pāgānismus paganism

OTHER WORDS FROM paynim

pay·nim·hood, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for paynim

paynim
/ (ˈpeɪnɪm) /

noun archaic

a heathen or pagan
a Muslim

Word Origin for paynim

C13: from Old French paienime, from Late Latin pāgānismus paganism, from pāgānus pagan
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