Todays Word: “nodus”

Word: nodus

PRONUNCIATION:

(NOH-duhs)

plural nodi (NOH-dy)

MEANING:

noun: A complicated situation or problem.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin nodus (knot). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ned- (to bind), which is also the source of node, noose, annex, connect, ouch, nettle, and denouement. Earliest documented use: before 1400.

USAGE:

“The CPC project is a nodus of interests. A half of its stock belongs to the governments of three states: Russia, Kazakhstan, and Sultanate of Oman. The remainder is in private hands.”
Public-and-private: Easier Said Than Done; The Times of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan); Mar 31, 2006.

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