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 was gripping his hand with a pressure that penetrated the fabric.
Nona cried out: "Grant, tell me quickly, what are they; what is pulling them?"
He heard a little choked cry from Nona; she had seen them, too.
Nona did likewise, having picked up the electro-gun meanwhile.
Nona saw him jerk his head back, heard his involuntary cry of horror.
before a vowel non-
from Latin nōnus
Word Origin and History for nona
before vowels non-, word-forming element from comb. form of Latin nonus "ninth" (see nones).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper