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Nun

Nun

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noun


(1)   The 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
(2)   A buoy resembling a cone
(3)   A woman religious
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Etymology 1


From nonna "nun, tutor", originally (along with masculine form nonnus, denoting a man) a term of address for elderly persons, perhaps from children's speech, reminiscent of nana, like papa etc.

Noun



  1. A member of a Christian religious community of women who live by certain vows and usually wear a habit, in some cases in a cloister.
  2. By extension, member of a similar female community in other confessions

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