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nun 1

 (nŭn)
n.
A woman who belongs to a religious order or congregation devoted to active service or meditation, typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

[Middle English, from Old English nunne and from Old French nonne, both from Late Latin nonna, feminine of nonnus, tutor, monk.]

nun 2

 (no͝on)
n.
The 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Mishnaic Hebrew nûn, of Phoenician origin; see nwn in Semitic roots.]

nun

(nʌn)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a female member of a religious order
2. (Breeds) (sometimes capital) a variety of domestic fancy pigeon usually having a black-and-white plumage with a ridged peak or cowl of short white feathers
[Old English nunne, from Church Latin nonna, from Late Latin: form of address used for an elderly woman]
ˈnunlike adj

nun

(nʊn)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the 14th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (נ or, at the end of a word, ן), transliterated as n

nun1

(nʌn)

n.
a woman who is a member of a religious order, esp. one bound by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English nunne < Medieval Latin nonna, feminine of nonnus monk]
nun′like`, adj.

nun2

(nun, nʊn)

n.
the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1875–80; < Hebrew nūn literally, fish]

nun

- Derived from Latin nonna, the feminine of nonnus, "monk," originally a title given to an elderly person.
See also related terms for monk.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nun - a woman religiousnun - a woman religious      
religious - a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
Sister - (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address); "the Sisters taught her to love God"
2.nun - a buoy resembling a conenun - a buoy resembling a cone    
buoy - bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards
3.nun - the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Hebraic alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew script - a Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language (and later for writing Yiddish and Ladino)
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"

nun

noun sister, Bride of Christ He was taught by the Catholic nuns
Translations
رَاهِبَةٌراهِبَه
jeptiška
nonne
nunna
časna sestra
nunna
尼僧
수녀
moterų vienuolynasvienuolė
mūķene
mníška
nuna
nunna
แม่ชี
nữ tu sĩ

nun

[nʌn] Nmonja f, religiosa f
to become a nunhacerse monja, meterse (a) monja

nun

[ˈnʌn] nreligieuse f, sœur f
She's a nun → Elle est religieuse.

nun

nNonne f

nun

[nʌn] nsuora, monaca

nun

(nan) noun
a member of a female religious community.
ˈnunneryplural ˈnunneries noun
a house in which a group of nuns live; a convent.

nun

رَاهِبَةٌ jeptiška nonne Nonne μοναχή monja nunna nonne časna sestra suora 尼僧 수녀 non nonne zakonnica freira монахиня nunna แม่ชี rahibe nữ tu sĩ 修女

nun

n. monja, hermana religiosa.
References in classic literature ?
I assuredly esteem as a rarity this nunlike prudery which is preserved untamed amid those Bohemian girls who are so easily brought into subjection.
NUnlike some clubs now operating with a director of football who cherry-picks players for a head coach, Aston Villa have allowed Bruce to sign whoever he has wanted.
and indeed de Bry's posts actually assume a nunlike appearance.