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Nemmin, -yn(e, v. Also: nemyn(e. P.p. nemynyde, nemnit, -yt. [ME. nemne(n, nemene (15th c.), also (? chiefly or only west midl. and south.) nempne(n (Ancr. R.), OE. nemnan, ON. nemna beside nefna Nevin v. Cf. also Nem and Name. Chiefly early.] tr. To name, mention by name, specify, designate.(1) a1400 Leg. S. xlv. 77.
Tho I nemmyne thre Personis, ma bot a God be
1397 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 32.
Thai sal nemyn thaym & hafe thaym
?1438 Alex. ii. 2525.
Thre thingis I pray thé nemmin heir, Of quhilkis sum men in errour are
14.. Burgh Laws c. 94 (B).
He aw to lede hym to the bailes … and thar nemmyn his scath
Ib. c. 106 (A).
Thar he sal nemmyn his lord & quhar he haldis hous
(2) a1400 Leg. S. xliv. 67.
Thar-for be hire I coniure thé … That to spouse me thu nemmyne nocht
(3) a1400 Leg. S. vii. 599.
He na wald se One hyme … Na ȝete here nemmyne his name
Ib. xxiii. 279.
He durst nemmyn that nam
Ib. xviii. 272. 14.. Reg. Maj. c. 4.
To nemyne in his somondis his awne propyr name
(4) 1385 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 7.
Nane beand present but we thre before nemnyt
The landys before nemnyt
1394 Argyll Cart. MS.
And al maner of profitis … als wel unnemmyt as nemnyt als frely
1397 Douglas Chart. 38 (see Before-nemmit p.p.).
1402 Scone Indenture (Reg. H.).
The abbay before nemnyt
1422 Stirlings of Keir 208.
Alswel nocht nemnyt as nemnyt
c1550-c1580 Art of Music 4 b.
Quhow monye kyndis of pausis ar nemmit [sic]? Als mony kyndis of pausis ar nemnit [sic] as sindrie noittis
Ib. 27.

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