Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The youngest of the three Fates, or Parcae, daughter of Jupiter and Justitia; the spinner of the thread of life

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The Fate who spins the thread of life; counterpart of Greek Clotho.

Etymologies

From the Latin meaning "the ninth". She was prayed to in the ninth month of pregnancy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I've read the web letters and I take part of the "blame" for exclusions in Nona's piece.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • That was the word Nona had said she was going to have for her own.

    If Winter Comes

  • Nona or whatever the Italian word is for grandmother might work for some, but I’m half Irish.

    What do You Call Grandmother to Her Face? | Thingamababy

  • Then Howel laughed as if he had a jest that would not keep, and he cried: "Why, Nona, that is a mighty pretty speech, but surely one asks a sick man of his health first."

    A Prince of Cornwall A Story of Glastonbury and the West in the Days of Ina of Wessex

  • Of course, it's easier to realize that "Wicked Teacher" isn't my real name than to realize that "Nona" is a pseudonym.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I looked away, busying myself with peeling the label off Nona’s beer bottle.

    The God of Animals

  • She was the loving "Nona" to her three grandchildren: Meredith, Lauren and Matthew.

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  • "Do nothing of the kind," said Don Quixote; "remember the true story of the licentiate Torralva, that the devils carried flying through the air riding on a stick with his eyes shut; who in twelve hours reached Rome and dismounted at Torre di Nona, which is a street of the city, and saw the whole sack and storming and the death of Bourbon, and was back in

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • "Do nothing of the kind," said Don Quixote; "remember the true story of the licentiate Torralva that the devils carried flying through the air riding on a stick with his eyes shut; who in twelve hours reached Rome and dismounted at Torre di Nona, which is a street of the city, and saw the whole sack and storming and the death of Bourbon, and was back in

    Don Quixote

  • "We all know women's golf has come through a tough time," says Ms. Sorenstam, talking to The Wall Street Journal from her home in Lake Nona, Florida.

    Keeping Her Eye on the Ball

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