Nun (disambiguation)

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Nun may refer to:

Persons

  • Nun, a female ascetic who chooses to voluntarily leave the world and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent
  • Nun (Bible), a Biblical figure who is the father of Joshua, the right-hand man and successor of Moses
  • Nun, Elizabethan-era slang for a prostitute (a nunnery referred to a brothel as well as a genuine nunnery)

Places

  • Nun, the higher of the two major peaks of the Nun Kun massif in Kashmir, India
  • Nun River, Nigeria
  • Nun, an alternate spelling for Nu, the name by which ancient Egyptians called both the mysterious underworld from where life was renewed and the primordial god residing there (the name translates as "Abyss")

Animals

Other

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