The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Deem \Deem\ (d[=e]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deemed (d[=e]md); p.
pr. & vb. n. Deeming.] [OE. demen to judge, condemn, AS.
d[=e]man, fr. d[=o]m doom; akin to OFries. d[=e]ma, OS.
ad[=o]mian, D. doemen, OHG. tuommen, Icel. d[ae]ma, Sw.
d["o]mma, Dan. d["o]mme, Goth. d[=o]mjan. See Doom, n., and
cf. Doom, v.]
1. To decide; to judge; to sentence; to condemn. [Obs.]
Claudius . . . Was demed for to hang upon a tree.
2. To account; to esteem; to think; to judge; to hold in
opinion; to regard.
For never can I deem him less him less than god.