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nunnoun [C]

uk   us   /nʌn/
a ​member of a ​femalereligiousgroup that ​lives in a convent: a ​conventschoolrun by ​Catholic nuns

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(Definition of nun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nunnoun [C]

 us   /nʌn/
a ​member of a ​femalereligiousgroup whose ​memberspromise to ​obey the ​orders of the ​leader of the ​group, to be ​poor, and not to ​marry
(Definition of nun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nun”
in Korean 수녀…
in Arabic راهِبة…
in Malaysian biarawati…
in French religieuse…
in Russian монахиня…
in Chinese (Traditional) 修女…
in Italian suora…
in Turkish rahibe…
in Polish zakonnica…
in Spanish monja, religiosa…
in Vietnamese ni cô…
in Portuguese freira…
in Thai นางชี…
in German die Nonne…
in Catalan monja…
in Japanese 修道女, 尼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 修女…
in Indonesian suster…
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