nám
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
nám
e ; f. Seizure of property belonging to one which is in the hands of another Be naame. Ne nime nán man náne náme, ne innan scíre ne út of scíre, ǽr man hæbbe þríwa on hundrede his rihtes gebeden; (but on the failure of legal means ) nime ðonne leáfe ðæt hé móte hentan æfter his ágenan, L. C. S. 19 ; Th. i. 386, 9-17. Cf. Nullus namium capiat . . . accipiat licenciam namium capiendi, L. W. I. 45; Th. i. 485, 13-17 : L. H. I. 29, 2 ; Th. i. 533, 7. Nulli sine judicio vel licencia namiare liceat alium in suo vel alterius, 51, 3; Th. i. 550, 5. [Cf. Icel. land-nám in Norse law an unlawful holding of another man's land, and hence a fine for trespassing on another man's land ; in Icel. the taking possession of land as a settler : nes-nám in phrase nema nesnám to land on a ness and seize cattle : nám a seizing by the mind, learning : O. H. Ger. náma ; nót-náma rapina.]
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