nonain (1121-35)

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nonain (1121-35)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 7,188a nonna; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,208a nonnain; TL: 6,782 nonain; DEAF: ; DMF:  nonnain; TLF:  nonnain; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
nonaigne,  nonaine,  nonayn,  nonayne;  nonegne,  noneigne,  nonein,  noneine,  noneyn,  noneyne,  noneyngne;  nonnein,  nonneine,  nonneyne,  nonnoyne;  nounaigne;  nunain,  nunaine,  nunein,  nuneine,  monegnes n(i)onegnes?  ii 95 pl. noneignies  25.319 (var.) pl. nuneinis  2870 (var.)  

The form nonain is originally the oblique case of none2, but became a word in its own right (albeit entirely synonymous).

s.f.

1eccl.monasticfemalenun, female member of a religious order
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Pur ceo sunt deseveré Nunaines de moines e de abez  2870
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Jesu Crist servirai, nonain me frai veler  3872
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiim )  A un abbeie de noneines l'a trové  10623
( MS: s.xiv1/4 )  ele se demist et entra en religion en ordre de noneignes [a seinte Radegunde]  25.B1
( 1381 )  la dite Elizabeth feust fait nounaigne en l'abbee de Berkyng  i 169
nonain bise
eccl.monasticfemaleFranciscan nun
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  nonein blanche ou bise [...] ou [...] autre homme ou femme de religion ki ke vus estes  263.23
nonain blanche
eccl.monasticfemaleCistercian nun
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  nonein blanche ou bise [...] ou [...] autre homme ou femme de religion ki ke vus estes  263.23
nonain veilee
eccl.monasticfemaleprofessed nun, one who is admitted to monastic life
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  En ceste vile si est sa mere, Ele est noneine velee  5106
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Seint Wolfrid, I'erceveske, dist Ke noneine velee le fist  2219
nonail  none#2  nonerie  noynesse 
This is an AND2 Phase 4 (N-O/U-P-Q) entry. © 2013-17 The Anglo-Norman Dictionary. All rights reserved. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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