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maim Explained

maim at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


maim at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1297, from O.Fr. mahaignier, possibly from V.L. *mahanare (cf. Prov. mayanhar, It. magagnare), of unknown origin. Possibly from P.Gmc. *mait- (cf. O.N. mei?ua "to hurt," related to mad), or from PIE *mai- "to cut." ///

maim at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: maynier]// to wound or injure someone very seriously and often permanently// --Landmines still kill or maim about 300 people every month.//

maim at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "maim":
abrade, bark, batter, blemish, bloody, break, bugger, bung up,
burn, castrate, chafe, check, chip, claw, crack, craze, cripple,
cut, damage, de-energize, debilitate, defoliate, denude, disable,
disenable, disfigure, dismember, drain, draw and quarter,
emasculate, enfeeble, flay, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, gall,
gash, hamstring, harm, hobble, hors de combat, hurt, impair,
inactivate, incapacitate, incise, injure, kibosh, lacerate, lame,
make mincemeat of, mangle, massacre, maul, mayhem, mutilate, peel,
pick to pieces, pierce, pull apart, puncture, put, queer,
queer the works, rend, rip, run, rupture, sabotage, savage, scald,
scorch, scotch, scrape, scratch, scuff, shred, skin, slash, slit,
spike, sprain, stab, stick, strain, strip, take apart, tear,
tear apart, tear to pieces, tear to tatters, traumatize, unfit,
weaken, wing, wound, wreck, wrench

maim at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Impotence): be impotent, not have a leg to stand on, collapse, faint, swoon, fall into a swoon, drop, go by the wayside, go up in smoke, end in smoke, fail, render powerless, deprive of power, disable, disarm, incapacitate, castrate, emasculate, disqualify, invalidate, deaden, cramp, prostrate, paralyze, muzzle, cripple, maim.

maim at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[VN] to injure sb seriously, causing permanent damage to their body:
Hundreds of people are killed or maimed in car accidents every week.

MAIM at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

MAIM, pleadings. This is a technical word necessary to be introduced into
all indictments for mayhem; the words "feloniously did maim," must of
necessity be inserted, because no other word, or any circumlocution, will
answer the same purpose. 4 Inst. 118; Hawk. B. 2, c. 23, s. 17, 18, 77;
Hawk. B. 2, c. 25, s, 55; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, *244.

Maim at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Maim \Maim\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Maimed};p. pr. & vb. n.
{Maiming}.] [OE. maimen, OF. mahaignier, mehaignier,
meshaignier, cf. It. magagnare, LL. mahemiare, mahennare;
perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. mac'ha?a to mutilate,
m[=a]c'ha to crowd, press; or cf. OHG. mang?n to lack, perh.
akin to E. mangle to lacerate. Cf. {Mayhem}.]
1. To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person
on fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy
his adversary.

By the ancient law of England he that maimed any man
whereby he lost any part of his body, was sentenced
to lose the like part. --Blackstone.

2. To mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair.

My late maimed limbs lack wonted might. --Spenser.

You maimed the jurisdiction of all bishops. --Shak.

Syn: To mutilate; mangle; cripple.

Maim \Maim\, n. [Written in law language {maihem}, and
{mayhem}.] [OF. mehaing. See {Maim}, v.]
1. The privation of the use of a limb or member of the body,
by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to
annoy his adversary.

2. The privation of any necessary part; a crippling;
mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential.
See {Mayhem}.

Surely there is more cause to fear lest the want
there of be a maim than the use of it a blemish.

A noble author esteems it to be a maim in history
that the acts of Parliament should not be recited.

maim at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration
or mutilation; "people were maimed by the explosion"

maim at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: etyl » enm maymen, mahaymen, from Inter: etyl » xno maheimer, mahaigner; see mayhem.


* Inter: rhymes » eɪm


Inter: en-ver » b
  • To wound seriously; to cause permanent loss of function of a limb or part of the body.


    * mutilate


    Inter: trans-top » to cause permanent loss
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|شوه|tr=sháwiha, Inter: t- » ar|بتر|tr=bátara
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|殘害|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|残害|tr=cánhài|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|致殘|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|致残|tr=zhìcán|sc=Hani
    • Danish: lemlæste
    • Finnish: vammauttaa, silpoa, runnella
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|mutiler, Inter: t+ » fr|estropier
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|verstümmeln, Inter: t- » de|verschandeln
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|csonkít

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|limlesta
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|不具|alt=不具にする|tr=ふぐにする, fugu-ni surú
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|осакатува|tr=osakátuva
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|mutilar
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|mutila
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|увечить|tr=uvéčit' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|калечить|tr=kaléčit' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|уродовать|tr=uródovat' Inter: imp » f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|mutilar
  • Swedish: lemlästa, stympa

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * maimer


    * imam
    • I'mma

    Tocharian B


    From Inter: etyl » ine-toc-pro|txb Inter: recons » meim|lang=ine-toc-pro, a nominal derivative of *mei- ("to measure"). Possibly linked to Inter: etyl » ine-pro|txb *mod-ye/o- or *mēdye/o-, derivatives of Inter: recons » med-||to measure, give advice, heal|lang=ine-pro (whence Latin Inter: term » meditor|lang=la), or alternatively to *meh₁-ye/o- from Inter: recons » meh₁-||to measure|lang=ine-pro (whence Latin Inter: term » metior|mētior|lang=la). Compare Tocharian A Inter: term » mem|lang=xto.


    Inter: head » txb|noun
  • thought, thinking
    1. :enenkaś paspārtau cwi maim palskw attsaik
    2. ::"completely turned inward is his thought and spirit"

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