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English

Etymology 1

From Late Latin nonna "nun, tutor," originally (along with masculine form nonnus, denoting a man) a term of address to elderly persons, perhaps from children's speech, reminiscent of nana, like papa etc.

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

Singular
nun

Plural
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  1. A member of a Christian religious community of women who live by certain vows and usually wear a habit.
Synonyms
Antonyms

(member of a religious community of men)

Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Hebrew.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
nun

Plural
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nun ({{{1}}})
  1. The fourteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet: ן ,נ.

References

  • "nun" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

Chiricahua

Alternative forms

  • non (in older Americanist literature)

Pronunciation

Etymology

Cognates: Navajo nooʼ, Western Apache non, noi, Plains Apache nǫǫ.

Noun

nun

  1. grave, burial place, cache

Esperanto

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:eo:Template:lang:de derivations]] nun.

Adverb

nun

  1. now

Galician

Etymology

From contraction of preposition en (in) + masculine article un (a, one)

Contraction

nun m. (feminine nunha, masculine plural nuns, feminine plural nunhas)

  1. in a, in one

German

Adverb

nun [[Category:Template:lang:de adverbs|nun]]

  1. now; then

Interjection

nun [[Category:Template:lang:de interjections|nun]]

  1. well; so
    Nun, wie geht’s? — “Well, how’s it going?”

Hebrew

Pronunciation

Noun

nun

  1. #nun (fourteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet)
  2. twenty-fifth letter of the Arabic alphabet, ن

Ido

Adverb

nun

  1. now

Korean

Noun

nun (Romanization of )

  1. eye IPA: /nun/
  2. bud IPA: /nun/
  3. graduation IPA: /nun/
  4. mesh IPA: /nun/
  5. snow IPA: /nu:n/

Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. Requires the Bengali etymon

Noun

nun

  1. salt

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