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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
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 the 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.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end. -Joseph Conrad, novelist (1857-1924)