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A '''nun''' (from the [[Latin]] ''nonna'' being a female version of ''nonnus'' meaning ''monk'') was the female equivalent of a [[monk]]. Nuns lived in a community of nuns and followed a [[religion|relgious]] life under the authority of an abbess.
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A '''nun''' (from the [[Latin]] ''nonna'' being a female version of ''nonnus'' meaning ''monk'') was the female equivalent of a [[monk]]. Nuns lived in a community of nuns and followed a [[religion|religious]] life under the authority of an abbess.
   
 
Although nuns were meant to be celibate, the skeletons of newborns have been found in the remains of wells of [[medieval]] convents. Nuns also were being chastised for keeping pets such as [[cat]]s and [[rabbit]]s, during the [[middle ages]].
 
Although nuns were meant to be celibate, the skeletons of newborns have been found in the remains of wells of [[medieval]] convents. Nuns also were being chastised for keeping pets such as [[cat]]s and [[rabbit]]s, during the [[middle ages]].

Revision as of 20:11, 16 February 2006

A nun (from the Latin nonna being a female version of nonnus meaning monk) was the female equivalent of a monk. Nuns lived in a community of nuns and followed a religious life under the authority of an abbess.

Although nuns were meant to be celibate, the skeletons of newborns have been found in the remains of wells of medieval convents. Nuns also were being chastised for keeping pets such as cats and rabbits, during the middle ages.