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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 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.