nu


nu

noun

  1. the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν).
  2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.

interjection

  1. well? so? so what?

noun

  1. U [oo] /u/, Thauin Nu, 1907–1995, Burmese political leader: prime minister 1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62.
  2. Egyptian Religion Nun.

noun Egyptian Religion.

  1. oldest of the ancient Egyptian gods, personifying the primordial ocean from which the world was formed; father of Ra, the sun god.

noun

  1. the 13th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν), a consonant, transliterated as n

the internet domain name for

  1. Niue

noun

  1. U (uː), original name Thakin Nu. 1907–95, Burmese statesman and writer; prime minister (1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62). He attempted to establish parliamentary democracy, but was ousted (1962) by Ne Win

noun

  1. a female member of a religious order
  2. (sometimes capital) a variety of domestic fancy pigeon usually having a black-and-white plumage with a ridged peak or cowl of short white feathers

noun

  1. the 14th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (נ or, at the end of a word, ן), transliterated as n

n.Old English nunne “nun, vestal, pagan priestess, woman devoted to religious life under vows,” from Late Latin nonna “nun, tutor,” originally (along with masc. nonnus) a term of address to elderly persons, perhaps from children’s speech, reminiscent of nana (cf. Sanskrit nona, Persian nana “mother,” Greek nanna “aunt,” Serbo-Croatian nena “mother,” Italian nonna, Welsh nain “grandmother;” see nanny). n.

  1. The 13th letter of the Greek alphabet.

A female member of a religious order, living in a convent, whose work is confined to the convent. The term is also applied broadly to other female members of religious orders (“sisters”) who often live outside their convents and work as teachers, nurses, social workers, or administrators.

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