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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.  
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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 [convent] and followed a [[religion|religious]] life under the authority of an abbess or prioress.
  
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===[Medieval] Orders of Nuns===
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*[[Wikipedia:Order_of_Saint_Benedict|The Order of St. Benedict]]
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**[[Wikipedia:Cistercians|The Order of Cistercians]]
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**[[Wikipedia:Trappistines|The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappistines)]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Poor_Clares|The Order of Poor Ladies (Poor Clares)]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Dominican_nuns|The Order of Preachers (Dominican nuns)]]
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===Notable Nuns from [Period]===
  
 
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Revision as of 02:02, 11 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 [convent] and followed a religious life under the authority of an abbess or prioress.

[Medieval] Orders of Nuns

Notable Nuns from [Period]