- 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 nan?, mother, ultimately ; from baby talk
Origin of nunClassical Hebrew (language) n?n, literally , fish
Origin of nunMishnaic Hebrew nûn, of Phoenician origin; see nwn in Semitic roots.
Origin of nunMiddle English, from Old English nunne and from Old French nonne, both from Late Latin nonna, feminine of nonnus, tutor, monk.
From Late Latin nonna (“nun, tutor"), originally (along with masculine form nonnus (“man")) a term of address for elderly persons, perhaps from children's speech, reminiscent of nana, like papa etc.
- The fourteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
Ultimately from Proto-Semitic *nÅ«n- (“fish").
- (very rare) A male given name
- The languages of the Bamun people of western Cameroon.
- (law) Abbreviation of Nunavut.
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Geographical Terms: Australian states and Canadian provinces and territories", Table T10.2, p. 438.