- stealing. _Old English_, NIM, to take. Motherwell, the Scotch poet, thought the old word NIM (to snatch or pick up) was derived from _nam, nam_, the tiny words or cries of an infant, when eating anything which pleases its little palate. A negro proverb has the word:— “Buckra man NAM crab, Cram NAM buckra man.” Or, in the buckra man’s language— “White man eat [or steal] the crab, And then crab eat the white man.” Shakspeare evidently had the word NIM in his head when he portrayed Nym.
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