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There are currently 4 terms in this directory beginning with the letter N.
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Neolithic
A prehistorical period, ‘the new stone age’, variously starting at the end of the ninth millennium BC and beginning of the first millennium BC.

New Testament
In a Christian context, the second part of the Bible [q.v.], discussing the life and teachings of Jesus [q.v.] and written in a form of Greek.

nirvāṇa
In Buddhism [q.v.], the state of enlightenment [q.v.] contrasted with the world of suffering.

Norse
Used to refer to the Germanic peoples who settled in Scandinavia. Old Norse language emerged from the 8th century and was transcribed with a runic alphabet.