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Language: Old English
Origin: numol 'holding a lot', from niman 'to take'

nimble

adjective
     
nim‧ble
1 able to move quickly and easily with light neat movements [= agile]:
nimble fingers
a nimble climber
2

a nimble mind/brain/wit

an ability to think quickly or understand things easily
nimbly adverb
nimbleness noun [uncountable]

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