|1.||a female member of a religious order|
|2.||(sometimes capital) a variety of domestic fancy pigeon usually having a black-and-white plumage with a ridged peak or cowl of short white feathers|
|[Old English nunne, from Church Latin nonna, from Late Latin: form of address used for an elderly woman]|
A female member of a religious order, living in a convent, whose work is confined to the convent. The term is also applied broadly to other female members of religious orders (“sisters”) who often live outside their convents and work as teachers, nurses, social workers, or administrators.
Beyond the fact that he was the father of Joshua nothing more is known of him (Ex. 33:11).