[noh-duh s]

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

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

Origin of nodus

1350–1400; Middle English: knot in the flesh < Latin nōdus knot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nodus

Historical Examples of nodus

  • Not yet did it occur to him to place himself at the nodus of discovery and possession.

    The Helpers

    Francis Lynde

  • Now surely were the time for a 'god from the machine;' there is a nodus worthy of one.

    The French Revolution

    Thomas Carlyle

  • 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.

  • Hence Meninski explains it by nodus fimbriatus ex cauda seu crinibus equi maritimi.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

British Dictionary definitions for nodus


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

nodus in Medicine



n. pl. no•di (-dī)

A circumscribed mass of tissue; a node.
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