Ordensschwester

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Orden (order) +‎ Schwester (sister)

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Noun[edit]

Ordensschwester f (genitive Ordensschwester, plural Ordensschwestern)

  1. (Christianity, Roman Catholicism) nun

Usage notes[edit]

  • Ordensschwester is the normal word for “nun” in Catholic terminology. The synonymous and otherwise more common word Nonne is also used, but less frequently, and often in a narrower sense (“nun living in inclosure”).

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