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nun (n.)

Old English nunne "woman devoted to religious life under vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience to a superior," also "vestal, pagan priestess," from Late Latin nonna "nun, tutor," originally (along with masc. nonnus) a term of address to elderly persons, perhaps from children's speech, reminiscent of nana (compare Sanskrit nona, Persian nana "mother," Greek nanna "aunt," Serbo-Croatian nena "mother," Italian nonna, Welsh nain "grandmother;" see nanny).

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Definitions of nun from WordNet

nun (n.)
a woman religious;
nun (n.)
a buoy resembling a cone;
Synonyms: conical buoy / nun buoy
nun (n.)
the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet;
From wordnet.princeton.edu