nodus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, literally a knot.

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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.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gned-, *gnod- (to bind). Cognate with necto (I bind), Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬐𐬀 (naska-, bundle), Old Irish nascim (to bind), Old Norse knútr (whence Danish knude, Norwegian knut, and Icelandic hnútur), Old English cnotta (Modern English knot), Old English cnyttan (Modern English knit), Old High German knotto (German Knoten), Middle Dutch cnudde (Dutch knot), English net, nettle.

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Noun[edit]

nōdus m (genitive nōdī); 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.

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

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References[edit]

  • nodus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nodus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “nodus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • nodus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • nodus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin