nod

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See also: Nod, NOD, -nod, nød, and -nöd

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Dates to late 14th century, probably comes from Old English; may be related to Old High German hnoton (to shake), from Proto-Germanic *hnudōną.[1]

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nod (third-person singular simple present nods, present participle nodding, simple past and past participle nodded)

  1. (transitive and intransitive) To incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement.
  2. (transitive and intransitive) To sway, move up and down.
    • Keats
      By every wind that nods the mountain pine.
    • 1819 "Frail snowdrops that together cling / and nod their helmets, smitten by the wing / of many a furious whirl-blast sweeping by." (Wordsworth, On Seeing a Tuft of Snowdrops in a Storm)
  3. (intransitive) To gradually fall asleep.
  4. (intransitive) To make a mistake by being temporarily inattentive or tired
    Even Homer nods.
  5. (intransitive, soccer) To head; to strike the ball with one's head.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, BBC:
      With the hosts not able to find their passes - everything that went forward was too heavy or too short - Terry once again had to come to his side's rescue after Davies had brilliantly nodded into the path of Elmander, who followed up swiftly with a deflected shot.
  6. (intransitive, figuratively) To allude to something.
    • March 15 2012, Soctt Tobias, The Kid With A Bike [Review]
      Though the title nods to the Italian neo-realist classic Bicycle Thieves—and Cyril, much like the father and son in that movie, spends much of his time tracking down the oft-stolen possession—The Kid With A Bike isn’t about the bike as something essential to his livelihood, but as his sole connection to the freedom and play of childhood itself.
  7. (intransitive, slang) To fall asleep while under the influence of opiates.

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Noun[edit]

nod (plural nods)

  1. An instance of moving one's head as described above.
  2. A reference or allusion to something.
    • 2012 May 31, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Review: Snow White And The Huntsman”:
      Much like Mirror Mirror, Huntsman appears to borrow liberally from other fantasy films. Sometimes the nods are clever—Stewart’s first night in the forest, among hallucinatory fog that gives the trees faces and clutching hands, evokes Disney’s animated Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs from 1937.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ nod” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin nōdus. Compare Daco-Romanian nod.

Noun[edit]

nod

  1. knot

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin nōdō. Compare Daco-Romanian înnoda, înnod (archaic noda).

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Verb[edit]

nod (past participle nudatã)

  1. I knot, tie a knot.
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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nota.

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Noun[edit]

nod m (genitive noid, nominative plural noda)

  1. scribal contraction, abbreviation
  2. hint (clue; tacit suggestion)

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Kurdish[edit]

Numeral[edit]

nod

  1. ninety

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *naudiz, from Indo-European *nau-, *nū- ‘death, corpse’.

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Noun[edit]

nȳd f

  1. a need
  2. a necessity for something

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nōdus.

Noun[edit]

nod n (plural noduri)

  1. knot

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