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English

Etymology 1

From Late Latin 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.

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

Singular
nun

Plural
nuns

nun (plural nuns)

  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
Synonyms
Antonyms

(member of a religious community of men)

Derived terms
Related terms
  • nonnus
Translations

Etymology 2

From Hebrew.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: nŏŏn, IPA: /nʊn/, SAMPA: /nUn/ or enPR: no͞on, IPA: /nuːn/, SAMPA: /nu:n/

Noun

Singular
nun

Plural
nuns

nun (plural nuns)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet: ן ,נ.

References

  • nun” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

Chiricahua

Alternative forms

  • non (in older Americanist literature)

Pronunciation

Etymology

Cognates: Navajo nooʼ, Western Apache non, noi, Plains Apache nǫǫ.

Noun

nun

  1. A grave, burial place
  2. A cache

Esperanto

Etymology

German nun.

Adverb

nun

  1. now

Galician

Etymology

From contraction of preposition en (in) + masculine article un (a, one)

Contraction

nun m. (feminine nunha, masculine plural nuns, feminine plural nunhas)

  1. in a, in one

German

Adverb

nun

  1. now; then

Interjection

nun

  1. well; so
    Nun, wie geht’s? — “Well, how’s it going?”

Ido

Adverb

nun

  1. now

Korean

Noun

nun (Romanization of )

  1. An eye IPA: /nun/
  2. A bud IPA: /nun/
  3. A graduation IPA: /nun/
  4. A mesh IPA: /nun/
  5. Snow IPA: /nu:n/

Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. Requires the Bengali etymon

Noun

nun

  1. Salt

Simple English

Nun is a woman who made a special vow (or promise) dedicating herself to a religious life. Roman Catholic nuns are the most commonly thought of nuns, but nuns are found in different forms of Christianity as well as non-Christian religions such as Buddhism. A nun is the female version of a monk.

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