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Origin of the name NUN.
Etymology of the name NUN.
Meaning of the baby name NUN.


NUN (נוּן).  Biblical.  [Hebrew = "a fish"].

    The father of Joshua, the Jewish military leader (Exod. xxxiii. 11; Numb. xi. 28; Josh. i. 1; ii. 1; xxi. 1; xxiv. 29; 1 Chron. vii. 27). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894).

NUN.  Egyptian.  This deity was properly the personification of the primordial water of chaos, out of which all life, even that of the gods, and all material things proceeded.  On the sarcophagus of Seti I., in the Soane Museum, he is represented as holding up the boat of Kheper Ra and the goddess Isis.  Considered as the consort of Isis, the goddess of the heavens.  Nun was also the father of Horus Ra; while on the papyri the deity is often spoken of as the creator of vegetation, and of all things sustainable by water.  His name has been supposed to be derived from the Coptic noun "the abyss," and it is generally written with three n's or water bottles, having the vault of heaven as a determinative, and three signs expressing either water, or the letter n, as the plural of majesty. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).


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