noun \ˈnən\

Definition of NUN

:  a woman belonging to a religious order; especially :  one under solemn vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
nun·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of NUN

Middle English, from Old English nunne, from Late Latin nonna
First Known Use: before 12th century


noun \ˈnn\

Definition of NUN

:  the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table

Origin of NUN

Hebrew nūn
First Known Use: circa 1567


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