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[at-l] A question of definition.
- Subject: [at-l] A question of definition.
- From: jbullar1 at twcny.rr.com (Jim Bullard)
- Date: Wed Apr 13 11:22:34 2005
- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At 11:56 AM 4/13/2005 -0400, Bror8588@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 4/13/2005 11:05:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>Are there nuns who are not Catholic? Or, restated, are the counterparts of
> >Catholic< nuns, in other religions, titled differently?
>There are "Sisters" in the Lutheran Church, and there is an order of caring
>women in the Episcopal church (I think). Anybody know where the word "Nun"
nun Look up nun at Dictionary.com
O.E. nunne, from L.L. nonna "nun, tutor," originally (along with masc.
nonnus) a term of address to elderly persons, perhaps from children's
speech, reminiscent of nana (cf. Skt. nona, Pers. nana "mother," Gk. nanna
"aunt," Serbo-Cr. nena "mother," It. nonna, Welsh nain "grandmother;" see
nanny). Nunnery, c.1275, originally meant "nunhood." Sense of "house of
ill-fame" is first recorded 1593.
nuncheon Look up nuncheon at Dictionary.com