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nun

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noun \ˈnən\

Definition of nun

  1. :  a woman belonging to a religious order; especially :  one under solemn vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience

nunlike

play \ˈnən-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of nun

Middle English, from Old English nunne, from Late Latin nonna


First Known Use: before 12th century


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nun

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noun \ˈnu̇n\

Definition of nun

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

Origin and Etymology of nun

Hebrew nūn


First Known Use: circa 1567


NUN Defined for Kids

nun

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noun \ˈnən\

Definition of nun for Students

  1. :  a woman belonging to a religious community and living according to vows


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