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[noh-duh s] /ˈnoʊ dəs/
noun, plural nodi
[noh-dahy, -dee] /ˈnoʊ daɪ, -di/ (Show IPA)
a difficult or intricate point, situation, plot, etc.
Origin of nodus
1350-1400; Middle English: knot in the flesh < Latin nōdus knot Unabridged
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  • nodi,” may also have reference to “nod” in the third line of the stanza.

    Y Gododin Aneurin
  • The account contains also a charge for painting the bosses (nodi) at the intersection of the moldings that separate the panels.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark
  • nodi: probably swellings of any sort, whether caused by insects or not.

British Dictionary definitions for nodi


noun (pl) -di (-daɪ)
a problematic idea, situation, etc
another word for node
Word Origin
C14: from Latin: knot
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nodi in Medicine

nodus no·dus (nō'dəs)
n. pl. no·di (-dī)
A circumscribed mass of tissue; a node.

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