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Obsolete euphemism of the 16-17 th century for a brothel . See brothel for synonyms.

ETYMOLOGY: Possibly from nonariae , the Roman word for harlots.

QUOTE: William Shakespeare in Hamlet (His command to Ophelia): ' Get thee to a nunnery .'

See Also: Abélard, abbess, nunnery

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