Glossary

Nun
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TermNun
Alternative TermsFemale ascetic, Female mendicant, nuns, Female ascetics, Female mendicants
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A woman who has taken a public vow to withdraw from ordinary life to enter religious life and advance spiritually. Frequently, nuns perform physical austerities or undergo physical hardships in order to progress spiritually.

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