Origin of nun1
Definition for nun (2 of 5)
Origin of nun2
Definition for nun (3 of 5)
Definition for nun (4 of 5)
noun Egyptian Religion.
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Examples from the Web for nun
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is a nun of the Sacred Heart who rescues young girls from sexual slavery and rebel attacks in Uganda.
The typical habit for a nun was a, “long-sleeved tunic, reaching the floor and no décolleté, showing,” Campagnol says.The Venetian Nuns Who Ditched Their Habits for High Fashion|Liza Foreman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These are the celebrities of the nun world, and here is their story.
Apparently, Ryan tried bragging about how he sleeps in a cot in his office—to a nun.
She considered becoming a nun in a French abbey that was once liberated by her grandfather.
Remember me in thy holy prayers, glory and honour of virgins, nun Asella.The Hermits|Charles Kingsley
Which would have shown that she was not always a nun breathless with adoration during religious exercises.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
His explanation satisfied the nun, and her fine nerve resisted hysterics and tears.The Art of Disappearing|John Talbot Smith
He had two sons, and an only daughter, who was a nun, having taken the veil eight years before her father's death.The Old Masters and Their Pictures|Sarah Tytler
"You're very enthusiastic about her, anyhow," smiled the Nun.Second String|Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for nun (1 of 2)
Word Origin for nun
British Dictionary definitions for nun (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for nun
Old English nunne "nun, vestal, pagan priestess, woman devoted to religious life under vows," from Late Latin nonna "nun, tutor," originally (along with masc. nonnus) a term of address to elderly persons, perhaps from children's speech, reminiscent of nana (cf. Sanskrit nona, Persian nana "mother," Greek nanna "aunt," Serbo-Croatian nena "mother," Italian nonna, Welsh nain "grandmother;" see nanny).
Culture definitions for nun
A female member of a religious order, living in a convent, whose work is confined to the convent. The term is also applied broadly to other female members of religious orders (“sisters”) who often live outside their convents and work as teachers, nurses, social workers, or administrators.