- a difficult or intricate point, situation, plot, etc.
Origin of nodus
1350–1400; Middle English: knot in the flesh < Latin nōdus knot
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Examples from the Web for nodus
Not yet did it occur to him to place himself at the nodus of discovery and possession.The Helpers
Now surely were the time for a 'god from the machine;' there is a nodus worthy of one.The French Revolution
We are always for implicating Heaven in our quarrels, and causing the gods to intervene whatever the nodus may be.The Virginians
William Makepeace Thackeray
But this suggestion can scarcely be taken as more than an elaborate confession of inability to solve the nodus.Early Britain--Roman Britain
Hence Meninski explains it by nodus fimbriatus ex cauda seu crinibus equi maritimi.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
- a problematic idea, situation, etc
- another word for node
C14: from Latin: knot
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- A circumscribed mass of tissue; a node.
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