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nodus

[ noh-duhs ]
/ ˈnoʊ dəs /
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noun, plural no·di [noh-dahy, -dee]. /ˈnoʊ daɪ, -di/.

a difficult or intricate point, situation, plot, etc.

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Origin of nodus

1350–1400; Middle English: knot in the flesh <Latin nōdus knot
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Example sentences from the Web for nodus

  • 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.

  • “Nodi,” may also have reference to “nod” in the third line of the stanza.

    Y Gododin|Aneurin
  • Cymerwyd gofal mawr yn narlleniad y tafleni, fel yr hyderir nad oes ynddo un gwall gwerth ei nodi.

    A Pocket Dictionary|William Richards

British Dictionary definitions for nodus

nodus
/ (ˈnəʊdəs) /

noun plural -di (-daɪ)

a problematic idea, situation, etc
another word for node

Word Origin for nodus

C14: from Latin: knot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for nodus

nodus
[ nōdəs ]

n. pl. no•di (-dī)

A circumscribed mass of tissue; a node.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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