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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 [[religious]] life under the authority of an [[abbess]] or [[prioress]].
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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]]s and followed a [[religious]] life under the authority of an [[abbess]] or [[prioress]].
  
 
===[[Medieval]] Orders of Nuns===
 
===[[Medieval]] Orders of Nuns===

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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 convents and followed a religious life under the authority of an abbess or prioress.

Medieval Orders of Nuns

Notable Nuns from Period