- none of the above.
- a dorsal plate or sclerite of the thorax of an insect.
Origin of notum
1875–80; < New Latin < Greek nôton the back
[noh-tah be-ne; English noh-tuh bey-nee, ben-ee, bee-nee]
- note well; take notice.
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Examples from the Web for nota
In normal times, nota roja stories might be car accidents or crimes of passion.Headless Bodies in Endless War
June 8, 2010
Nota bene, that I am able to understand Valencian with much difficulty.Letters to an Unknown
Poetry cannot be written by rule; it is nota trade, or a profession.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
Nota bene, the symphony is to be given by myself, but the sonata by Madame Tost.Haydn
J. Cuthbert Hadden
Nota bene that the less this is affected the more effective it will be.The Mystic Will
Charles Godfrey Leland
The already existing Fux, nota cambiata, is now dealt with in conjunction with Albrechtsberger.Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826 Vol. 2
- the plural of notum
- note well; take noteAbbreviation: NB, N.B., nb, n.b.
- a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect
C19: New Latin, from Greek nōton back
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Word Origin and History for nota
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