Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A nun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of nun.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Latin language distinguishes between questions expecting the answer yes, which are prefaced by "nonne", and those expecting the answer no, which begin with a "num".

    In praise of … the graceful retreat | Editorial

  • In the House of Commons on Wednesday Ed Miliband asked a textbook "nonne" question only to find, to his astonishment and almost everyone else's, that the answer he got was a no.

    In praise of … the graceful retreat | Editorial

  • Or it can be piped out of a bag into hot oil, then sprinkled with sugar, like beignets in France, delicious little doughnuts, called, in a bit of choice French naming, pets de nonne, or nuns farts.

    Ratio

  • Réalisatrice d'un 52 minutes, "Bouddha et la Biosphère", vis-à-vis par visiophonie entre une scientifique enfermée pour deux ans dans la Bulle de Biosphère2 en Arizona, et une nonne bouddhiste française «enfermée» dans son monastère près de Toulouse.

    Archive 2008-10-14

  • La nonne sanglante de M. Gounod, fournira bientôt à Mlle. Weirteimber l'occasion de se montrer dans un rôle créé pour elle et avec sa propre originalité

    Lewis/Gounod's Bleeding Nonne: An Introduction and Translation of the Scribe/Delavigne Libretto

  • Dum peregrinus hanc miram rationem de seipso reddit, hospes et uxor ejus, oculis intentis, peregrini nasum contemplantur — Per sanctos sanctasque omnes, ait hospitis uxor, nasis duodecim maximis in toto Argentorato major est! — estne, ait illa mariti in aurem insusurrans, nonne est nasus praegrandis?

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • Tunc dixit, Quis indicavit tibi quod nudus esses? nonne ex ipsa arbore de qua praeceperam tibi ne comederes, comedisti?

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Greges eorum, et substantia eorum et omnia jumenta eorum, nonne nostra erunt? tantum acquiescamus eis, et habitabunt nobiscum.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • * Ego ancillae tuae fidem habui: nonne tu impudens, qui nec mihi ipsi credis?

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • [121] "Ego ancillae tuae fidem habui: nonne tu impudens, qui nec mihi ipsi credis?"

    The Sermons of John Owen

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