Origin of nona
< Latin nōna (hōra) ninth (hour); i.e., late stage in life of patient
hepatitis non-A, non-B
- a disease of the liver that is clinically indistinguishable from hepatitis B but is caused by a retrovirus or retroviruslike agent.
Also called non-A, non-B hepatitis.
- a combining form meaning “nine, ninth,” used in the formation of compound words: nonagon.
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Examples from the Web for nona
In the 1950s, Bill also worked for Chez Ninon, a couture salon owned by the socially well-connected Nona Park and Sophie Shonnard.Knowing Bill Cunningham
March 22, 2010
Nona cried out: "Grant, tell me quickly, what are they; what is pulling them?"
Nona was gripping his hand with a pressure that penetrated the fabric.
Nona saw him jerk his head back, heard his involuntary cry of horror.
He pulled Nona up after him, thrust her to one side, behind the protection of the wall.
He heard a little choked cry from Nona; she had seen them, too.
before a vowel non-
from Latin nōnus
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Word Origin and History for nona
before vowels non-, word-forming element from comb. form of Latin nonus "ninth" (see nones).
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