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Nem, v. Also: neme. P.t. and p.p. nem(m)it, -yt, etc., nemmed, -yd, nammit, -yt. [ME. nemme(n, nemyn, nem, p.t. nemde, p.p. (c 1200) inemd, OE. nemde, p.t. of nemnan Nemmin v.: cf. also Name v.1]

1. tr. To supply a name to, call by some name. = Name v.1 1. The towne I nemmyt [R. nemyt] efter myne estait; Doug. iii. i. 38.
P.p. And quhen thai ar brokin in twa … thai ar nemmyt sparkis; Loutfut MS. 13 a.
The see Elesponte … becaus of diuers placis that it rynnis by is diuersly nemyt; Asl. MS. I. 157/19.
Othir wys nemmyt Locry; Doug. iii. vi. 86.
The secund, Atys, … Fra quham the Latyn lynnage to this day Actii bene nemmyt; Ib. v. x. 43.
Ib. iii. iv. 1.
Wait ȝe not weill how I am nemmit; Lynd. Bann. MS. 179 a/115.
Ane uther new cairne … to be nemmit Menzies carne; 1568 Bamff Chart. 103.
[A gentleman] nemmed [Captain John Clark]; 1570 Cal. Sc. P. III. 470.

b. To designate, style. = Name v.1 1 b. Also with ellipsis of the complement specifying the style or designation in question. Fore nemand fader thu did it Quhare-of wthyre thu has wyt; Leg. S. xxi. 373.
Schir Bedwar to Schir Bantellas … That baith war nemmyt in neid nobil to neuin; Gol. & Gaw. 664.
Calland and nemmand him lord of obedience amangis the craftismen; 1561 Crim. Trials I. i. 409.
Bot ye will all Protestantis still be nemmit [: eschamit]; Lauder Minor P. i. 463.
Hir part of quhatsumeuir gudis falling … to hir nemmit the deidis part; 1564 Prot. Bk. J. Foulis 47 b.
ellipt. Suppos that diuers princis nemmys thaim be the grace of God bot that thai do at thair awn pleseir; Loutfut MS. 43 a.

c. To have the name or reputation of (possessing) some attribute; to be reputed to be (of a certain character or identity): cf. Name n. 5 d. = Name v. 1 c. [Christopher] socht fare … til he fand ane [king] That was nammyt of mychtis maste; Leg. S. xix. 41.
But what folk ar thei nemmyt for to bee? Lanc. 648.

2. To utter the name of, mention by name. Thare-in he nemmyt tymmis sere The wykyt fend; Leg. S. xix. 58.
Hutyt to speke of and aucht not nemmyt [v.r. nemyt] be; Doug. iii. ix. 62.

b. To specify by name or by the usual designation. [He] nemmyt ane husband thar by ner; Barb. x. 386.
[They] ioy mad, Ȝey, mare than ma nemmyt be; Leg. S. xxvii. 153.
Fra this tym furth alswele salbe nemmyt in breif … the disseysour as the haldar and his feftour; Acts I. 110/2.
Amang sa mony naturis and kindis of treis the scripture nemmis twa; Irland Mir. I. 78/30.
Mar than ony vthir sciens … as of writting pleding [etc.] … or ony vthir thou can neme or devis; Ib. II. 92/22.
All said in confessioun suld be secret and nem neuer ane nother person; Id. Asl. MS. 65/18.
The Myltoun of Cambus and utheris landis nemmit in the said lettre; 1515 Reg. Privy S. I. 407/1.
That lettres be writtin … to all maisteris of girthis … requiring thame to nem ane certane person … to be maister of the girth quha sall … deliver the personis … that reparis to the samin girth; 1533–4 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 414.
Sen thair is sindrie kirkis and townis nemmit of befoir in the said infeftment; 1554 Misc. Bann. C. II. 29.
That certain lordis and utheris nemmit in the said act suld decyde all materis; 1567 Anderson Collect. Mary I. 123.
The … jowallis … quhairof the blak croce of Scotland is speciallie nemmed; Bisset II. 215/36.
Nemmit; Ib. I. 89/24.

c. P.p. (1) in the formula als wele nocht nemmyt (vnnemmyt) as nemmyt, also als wele nemmyt as nocht nemmyt (vnn emmyt), (2) with above (abone etc.) or before (see also Abone adv. 7 and Before-nemmit p.p.) (1) Als wele landys & possessionys nocht nemmyt as nemmyt; 1389 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 16.
With al … esementis als wele vnnemmyt as nemmyt; 1399 Melville Chart. 15.
All … pertenance … alse weile nemmit as vnnemmit; 1433 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. I. 246.
1475 Reg. Cupar A. I. 203.
1480 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. I. 53.
Wyth all other … pointis als weile wnnemmyt as nemmyt; 1490 Misc. Spald. C. II. 259.
1509 Reg. Privy S. I. 295/2.
Als weill nocht nemmit as nemit; 1518 Prot. Bk. J. Foular II. 21.
1549 Rec. Earld. Orkney 237.
Alswele nammit as nocht nammit; 1552 Reg. Cupar A. II. 107.
Als weill nocht nemmitt as nammit; 1569 Grey Friars II. 119.
(2) The self peny the qvylke is nemyt before; c 1380 Charter (Reg. H.).
Burgesses … of the aboue nemmit toune of Edinburgh; 1482 Edinb. Chart. 146.
Except the lordis befoir nemmit; 1523 Mar & Kellie MSS. 13.
Our landis effoir nemmit; 1552 Reg. Cupar A. II. 107.
Aboue nemmitt; 1554 Reg. Privy S. IV. 413/2.
In the actioune aboue nemmit; 1565 Crim. Trials I. i. 459.

d. To specify as to amount or value; to value at (to) a particular monetary value. (Cf. Liouidat p.p. and v.) Saufand til hym and his ferme nemmyt; Burgh Laws c. 18 (B).
And the scathis … the quhilk ar nemmyt [L. nominabuntur] be the plenȝeand; Acts I. 111/2.
As anent … xj hed of nolt nemmyt to xj pundis and tuelf markes of Dudingstone; 1478 Decr. Ld. Abernethy MS.

e. To nem with, to associate or connect with, to regard as friendly or intimate with. — Thay [women] wald with nobill men be nemmit [: fremmit], Syne laittandly to lawar leindis; Scott xxvi. 40.

3. With cognate object: To utter or mention (a name). Quhen thai hard this name nemmyt be; Leg. S. xxvi. 486.
All the forsaydis personaris and all thaire namys nemmyt; 1385 3rd Rep. Hist. MSS. 410/2.
The name of hym that is somoundyt salbe nemyt; Reg. Maj. c. 4.
The prest suld say, O thow man that I hald be the hand syn nem his nam; Loutfut MS. 3 b.
His heid nemmyt & jnwokit the haly name of Jhesus; Irland Mir. I. 162/13.
Quhen I heir nemmyt his name than mak I nyne crocis; Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 118.
Quhen men His glorius name dois nem [: Jerusalem]; Dunb. App. viii. 22.
Neme; Barounis Lawis ii b.

4. To nominate, designate, appoint (a person) to some office or duty. The said partiis … compromittit thaim to bide at the deliuerans of certain jugis arbitrouris nemmyt … be thaim; 1471 Acta Aud. 22/2.
1472 Bamff Chart. 28.
That twa of thir four persons be nemmyt be our souerane lord to be gret justicis to him on the sowth side of Forth; 1487 Acts II. 182/1.
[He] nemmyt, askit and requirit the sade Jhone to be curat to him; 1496 Acta Conc. II. 23.
Marione Farnle … askit and nemmyt that scho micht haf to … hir son … curatouris, that is to say David Balfour [etc.]; 1496–7 Ib. 42.
Til chese and nem incontinent freyndis to the sammyn; 1498 Ib. 205.
Or til ony uthir persons that thai will nem; Ib. 247.
Til gif him consale he nemyt Andro Lord Gray [etc.]; 1501 Ib. III. 79.
1513–14 Sc. Ant. XII. 119.
1516 Fife Sheriff Ct. 58.
The athis of ony uithir quhem his grace will nem thair to; 1532 Acts Sederunt i. 2.
1547 Corr. M. Lorraine 189.
1554 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 202.
Ib. 207.
1555 Ib. 212, 223.
Thairefter nemmit thairto sex borrowis … to mak the said alteratioun; 1555 Conv. Burghs I. 7.
1562–3 Reg. Privy C. I. 234.
1572 Canongate Ct. Bk. 373.
1575 Reg. Privy C. II. 454.
1581 Ib. III. 413.
Thair wes nocht ane mater … that gretar laubouris … all thame that wes nemmit for yow; 15.. Crawford Mun. Invent. II. 61.

b. To appoint or choose (a place). He sped him fast toward the place That he had nemmyt for to ficht; Barb. viii. 215.

c. To appoint, order (something) to be called (an assigned name): cf. sense 1. [The arbiters] hes nemmit the sammyn cairne to be callit … Drummondis cairne; 1568 Bamff Chart. 102.

d. To enrol, enlist, muster (an army). [The ost] of Pers was nemmyt [R. namyd] then Sewyn hundyr thousande feychtande men; Wynt. iv. 597 (C).

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