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Nun

(nŭn, no͞on), in the Bible, father of Joshua.

nun:

see monasticismmonasticism
, form of religious life, usually conducted in a community under a common rule. Monastic life is bound by ascetical practices expressed typically in the vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience, called the evangelical counsels.
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Nun

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Nun is a term used to describe a woman who has professed vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience within the Roman Catholic tradition. Technically it applies to women living in a cloistered community, but it is now often used to refer to religious women active in ministry to the world. The more traditional term for such women is "sister." Orders for women were established by Saints Basil, Benedict, Augustine, and Francis. Today nuns carry out much of the behind-the-scenes work of education and ministering to the sick and needy.

What does it mean when you dream about a nun?

Graduates of parochial schools have numerous associations with nuns that go beyond the scope of this book. Otherwise, nuns can represent everything from spirituality to religious authority to sexual repression.

nun

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1. a female member of a religious order
2. a variety of domestic fancy pigeon usually having a black-and-white plumage with a ridged peak or cowl of short white feathers

nun

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the 14th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (נ or, at the end of a word, ן), transliterated as n
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Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle found themselves in need of some divine help when they played two robbers who disguised themselves as nuns Sister Euphemia Of The Five Wounds and Sister Inviolata Of The Immaculate Conception, to escape trouble in 1990 film Nuns On The Run.
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The second section, 'Language and Literacy: Latin and the Vernacular', highlights the lack of Latin literacy among English nuns, with contributions devoted to Sweden, Austria, and the Netherlands, but nothing on England.
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