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Word of the day: Nodus


Nodus

[NO-dəs]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Late Middle English, late 14th century

A problem, difficulty, or complication.

Examples of nodus in a sentence

"The team hadn’t expected to encounter a nodus this early in the project."

"Despite the nodus of the car not starting, they both managed to get to work on time."

About Nodus

Nodus developed in Late Middle English as a way to describe a knotty swelling; it originated in Latin as the literal translation for "knot." Over time, it evolved to describe a knotty problem or conundrum.

Did you Know?

Escape rooms are a novel way to spend some time with friends. A group of people is locked in a room filled with puzzles and clues. They must solve each nodus within a set period of time to win.

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