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From Middle French, from Old French arimer (to dispose of goods in the appropriate manner, store goods in the hold of a ship), from Middle English rimen (to make room for, clear away), from Old English rȳman (to make roomy, extend, widen, spread, enlarge, amplify, prolong, clear, open up, make clear by removing obstructions, to clear a way), from Proto-Germanic *rūmijaną (to make roomy, give room, remove), from Proto-Indo-European *rowǝ- (free space). Cognate with Old Norse rýma (to make room for, clear away, break up). More at ream.