pay·nim /ˈpeɪnɪm/
-noun Archaic.
1. a pagan or heathen.
2. a Muslim.
3. pagandom; heathendom.

[Origin: 1200-50; ME: pagan (n. and adj.), pagan countries, heathendom < OF pai(e)nime < LL pāgānismus paganism]

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pay·nim·hood, noun


But like Cristoforo Colombo setting out in 1492 to find a quick way around the world and fall on Jerusalem to liberate it from the paynim, where he would up wasn’t exactly where he intended to go….

Source: Turn of the Cards, Victor Milán.