from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See paynim, paynimry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A pagan; an infidel; -- used also adjectively.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of paynim.


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  • With an armament of scores of canoes and hundreds of warriors the chief invaded a large island, and was beaten in a bloody battle by its painim inhabitants, escaping with but a remnant of his followers.

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