See also: Nonne

Danish edit

Etymology edit

From late Old Norse nunna, from Late Latin nonna.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /nɔnə/, [ˈnʌnə]

Noun edit

nonne c (singular definite nonnen, plural indefinite nonner)

  1. nun (member of a religious community of women)
  2. nun moth, black-arched moth (Lymantria monacha)

Inflection edit

Further reading edit

French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French none, nominative singular of nonain, from Late Latin nonna. Compare German Nonne.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nonne f (plural nonnes)

  1. (literary) nun
    Synonym: religieuse

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

Italian edit

Noun edit

nonne f

  1. plural of nonna

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From nōn (not) +‎ -ne (interrogative particle).

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

nōnne (not comparable)

  1. (in a direct question) not, expecting an affirmative answer
    Non sum liber? non sum apostolus? nonne Iesum Dominum nostrum vidi?
    Am I not free? am I not an apostle? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? (I Corinthians 9:1)
    Nonne intellegis?
    You do understand, don't you?
    Quid? Nonne sustulisti?
    What? Haven't you (sg.) suffered?
    Te dejectum debeo intellegere, etiamsi tactus non fueris: nonne
    I ought to recognize you in this downcast state, even without touching you, oughtn't I?
    Quid paulo ante dixerim, nonne meministi?
    What I just said, don't you remember it?
  2. (in an indirect interrogation) if not, whether not
    Cum esset ex eo quaesitum, Archelaum Perdiccae filium nonne beatum putaret.
    When it should be asked of him whether he didn't consider Archelaus, son of Perdiccas, to be blessed.
    Quaero a te, nonne putes?
    I ask of you: don't you think so?

Usage notes edit

  • In a direct interrogation:
    Nonne ego hic sto?
    Don't I stand here?
    Nonne animadvertis?
    Aren't you paying attention?
  • Nonne is very rarely repeated:
    Nonne extremam pati fortunam paratos projecit ille? nonne sibi clam ...?
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  • It is usually followed by non in continued questions:
    Nonne vobis haec quae audīstis oculis cernere videmini? non illum ... videtis? non positas insidias? non, etc.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

References edit

  • nonne”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nonne”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nonne in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • is it not so: nonne?

Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old English nunne, from Late Latin nonna.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nonne (plural nonnes)

  1. nun

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • English: nun
  • Scots: nun

Middle French edit

Noun edit

nonne f (plural nonnes)

  1. noon; midday

Norman edit

Etymology edit

From Old French none, nonain, from Late Latin nonna.

Noun edit

nonne f (plural nonnes)

  1. (Jersey) nun

Norwegian Bokmål edit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology edit

From Old Norse nunna and Late Latin nonna.

Noun edit

nonne f or m (definite singular nonna or nonnen, indefinite plural nonner, definite plural nonnene)

  1. a nun

References edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology edit

From Old Norse nunna and Late Latin nonna.

Noun edit

nonne f (definite singular nonna, indefinite plural nonner, definite plural nonnene)

  1. a nun

References edit