EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν). the consonant sound represented by this letter. Origin of nu 1 1885–90;
nun 2 noun U , [oo] /u/ , Thauin Nu 1907–1995, Burmese political leader: prime minister 1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62. noun . Egyptian Religion oldest of the ancient Egyptian gods, personifying the primordial ocean from which the world was formed; father of Ra, the sun god.
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nus (Mathias), the Hungarian, was a scare-name to the Turks.
He was king of the Ethiopians, and son of Titho´
nus and Aurora.
nus, al-um′ nus, n. one educated at a college is called an alum nus of it:—pl.
On les trouve abandonnés à sa porte,
nus comme des enfans nouveaunés, faute de membrane cutanée, ou même papyracée.
nus yoh fum de time yoh was a teenchy little baby, an' wasn't ole Mis' and yoah paw sas'fied wid me? British Dictionary definitions for nus abbreviation for (in Britain) National Union of Students noun the 13th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν), a consonant, transliterated as n Word Origin for nu
from Greek, of Semitic origin; compare
nun ² the internet domain name for noun U (uː), original name Thakin Nu. 1907–95, Burmese statesman and writer; prime minister (1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62). He attempted to establish parliamentary democracy, but was ousted (1962) by Ne Win noun a female member of a religious order (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 Derived Forms nunlike, adjective Word Origin for nun
nunne, from Church Latin nonna, from Late Latin: form of address used for an elderly woman noun the 14th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (נ or, at the end of a word, ן), transliterated as n
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Word Origin and History for nus n.
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).
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n. The 13th letter of the Greek alphabet.
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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.
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