- a member of a women's religious order, esp. of one living under a common rule and taking vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
- any of various birds; esp., any of a domesticated breed of pigeon
Origin of nunMiddle English nunne ; from Old English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin nonna, nun, origin, originally , child's nurse: like Classical Greek nanna, aunt, Sanskrit nanā, mother, ultimately ; from baby talk
the fourteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (נ ן)
Origin of nunClassical Hebrew (language) nūn, literally , fish
A woman who belongs to a religious order or congregation devoted to active service or meditation, typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Origin of nunMiddle English, from Old English nunne and from Old French nonne, both from Late Latin nonna, feminine of nonnus, tutor, monk.
The 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
Origin of nunMishnaic Hebrew nûn, of Phoenician origin; see nwn in Semitic roots.
- The fourteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
Ultimately from Proto-Semitic *nūn- (“fish”).
- (very rare) A male given name
- The languages of the Bamun people of western Cameroon.