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nun

noun [C]
 
 
/nʌn/
a member of a group of religious women living apart from other peopleMonks and nuns
Translations of “nun”
in Arabic راهِبة…
in Korean 수녀…
in Malaysian biarawati…
in French religieuse…
in Turkish rahibe…
in Italian suora…
in Chinese (Traditional) 修女…
in Russian монахиня…
in Polish zakonnica…
in Vietnamese ni cô…
in Spanish monja, religiosa…
in Portuguese freira…
in Thai นางชี…
in German die Nonne…
in Catalan monja…
in Japanese 修道女, 尼…
in Indonesian suster…
in Chinese (Simplified) 修女…
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