See also:women, living under vows a
See also:life of religious observance (see MONASTICISM) . In ecclesiastical Latin
See also:nonnus was used by the younger members of a religious community for their elders, and so, in the
See also:regula of St Benedict, cap . 62, Juniores autem Priores suos nonnos vocant quod intelligitur paterna reverentia (Du Cange, Glossarium, s.v. nonnus) . While nonna has remained as the generic name of a
See also:female religious, nonnus has been replaced by monachus and its various derivatives (see
See also:MONK) .
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