nunlike
adjective see nun I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nunlike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling or characteristic of a nun or her habit nunlike serenity nunlike coif …   Useful english dictionary

  • nunlike — adjective Resembling a nun or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • nunlike — adj. like a nun (female member of a religious order) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nun — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nunne, from Late Latin nonna Date: before 12th century a woman belonging to a religious order; especially one under solemn vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience • nunlike adjective II. noun… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Doctor Pascal —   Author(s) Émile Zola Original ti …   Wikipedia

  • nun — nun1 nunlike, adj. /nun/, n. 1. a woman member of a religious order, esp. one bound by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. 2. any of various birds, esp. a domestic variety of pigeon. [bef. 900; ME, OE nunne < ML nonna, fem. of nonnus monk]… …   Universalium

  • nunly — adjective Like a nun; nunlike. She pushes towards the king, and for a second he sees him through her eyes: a blur of red gold and flushed skin, a ready, priapic body, a hand like a ham that stretches out to take her by her nunly elbow …   Wiktionary

  • Minchin — This interesting and rare surname derives as one of the many names which have originated as a nickname from a name of office. This particular name originated from the Old English pre seventh Century mynecen , nun, thus it does not signify a… …   Surnames reference

  • Minchinton — Recorded as Minchin and the locational Minchinton, this is an English surname. It derives from the Old English pre seventh Century mynecen , meaning a nun, whilst the town name as Minchinton is locational and describes a person who came from… …   Surnames reference

  • gydenlic — adj of a goddess; nunlike, vestal, (vestalis (dealis?)) …   Old to modern English dictionary

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