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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.  
 
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]].
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Revision as of 12:08, 10 September 2007

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.