nodus

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Etymology[edit]

Latin, literally a knot.

Noun[edit]

nodus (plural nodi)

  1. A difficulty.
  2. (zoology) In the Odonata, a prominent crossvein near the centre of the leading edge of a wing.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gned-, *gnod- (to bind). Cognate with necto (I bind), Ancient Greek γνάθος (gnathos, a jaw), Avestan [script?] (naska-, bundle), Old Irish nascim (to bind), Old Norse knútr (whence Danish knude, Norwegian knut, and Icelandic hnútur), Old English cnotta (Modern English knot), cnyttan (Modern English knit) Old High German knotto (German Knoten), Middle Dutch cnudde (Dutch knot).

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Noun[edit]

nōdus m (genitive nodī); second declension

  1. a knot (in rope)
  2. a knot (in wood)
  3. a knob
  4. a bond
  5. an obligation
  6. a sticking point
  7. (in the plural) a knotted fishing net

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nōdus nōdī
genitive nōdī nōdōrum
dative nōdō nōdīs
accusative nōdum nōdōs
ablative nōdō nōdīs
vocative nōde nōdī

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