Translation of nunnery in Spanish:


convento, n.

Pronunciation /ˈnʌn(ə)ri//ˈnənəri/

nounPlural nunneries

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    convento masculine
    • Are there any convents or nunneries for non-religious people?
    • Close by was St Leonard's Priory, a Benedictine nunnery founded in the time of William the Conqueror, and mentioned by Geoffrey Chaucer in the prologue to his Canterbury Tales.
    • In enclosed places like monasteries, nunneries and prisons, the infection of one person usually meant the infection of all.
    • In independent Tibet, monasteries and nunneries, numbering over 6,000, served as schools and universities, fulfilling Tibet's educational needs.
    • Even the sisters in the Hippo nunnery were warned that a woman can unconsciously and unintentionally throw a man off balance merely by a flashing eye.
    • The princesses referred to their cloistered existence as ‘the nunnery.’
    • You have to go to a desert, or to a monastery, a nunnery or an abbey.
    • Here we were invited into a Tibetan nunnery, and on the outskirts, watched the arrival of pilgrims who visit the Muktinath temple complex that has structures sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
    • So she takes herself to a nunnery, very conveniently as it turns out.
    • Hamlet arrives, and reflects on suicide, action, and the fear of death before seeing Ophelia, whom he hysterically instructs to retreat to a nunnery: after he leaves, Ophelia laments that he has lost his reason.
    • Members of the nobility who would insure the efficient use of church lands and wealth would henceforth manage monasteries and nunneries.
    • In Scotland there were a dozen or so nunneries, mainly Cistercian, and in Ireland about ten of the 140 monasteries were nunneries, all of them for regular canonesses.
    • Isabel Thwaites was an orphan and had been placed under the guardianship of the Abbess of a nunnery at Appleton, near York.
    • Increasing emphasis on celibacy in tenth and eleventh-century English reform may have been a factor making direct kinship between bishops or abbots and kings rarer here, though that did not apply to abbesses and nunneries.
    • Subsequently, Heloise was sent to a nunnery and Abelard to a monastery, but not before he was castrated for his sins against Fulbert's niece.
    • Lacock Abbey, built as a nunnery in the thirteenth century, survives largely intact despite several campaigns of alterations and additions.
    • While Suor Marie Celeste's father defended the book he wrote, outlining his ideas on a heliocentric universe before the Inquisition, his daughter's letters tell him to wrap up warm and request money to help keep the nunnery running.
    • What do you want me to do, dress in black and live in a nunnery?
    • In one of these dreams, I was living in a nunnery in Tibet on a large white lake.
    • These monks and nuns live in their monasteries or nunneries all the rest of their lives, with no contact with the outside world.