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Nodus

[NO-dəs]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Late Middle English, late 14th century

1.

a problem, difficulty, or complication

Examples of Nodus in a sentence

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

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

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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.”

Did you Know?

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

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