Last modified on 24 August 2014, at 23:16
See also: Nod, NOD, -nod, nød, and -nöd

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Dates to late 14th century, probably comes from Old English; may be related to Old High German hnoton (to shake), from Proto-Germanic *hnudōną.[1]

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

nod (third-person singular simple present nods, present participle nodding, simple past and past participle nodded)

  1. (transitive and intransitive) To incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement.
  2. (transitive and intransitive) To sway, move up and down.
    • Keats
      By every wind that nods the mountain pine.
    • 1819 "Frail snowdrops that together cling / and nod their helmets, smitten by the wing / of many a furious whirl-blast sweeping by." (Wordsworth, On Seeing a Tuft of Snowdrops in a Storm)
  3. (intransitive) To gradually fall asleep.
  4. (intransitive) To make a mistake by being temporarily inattentive or tired
    Even Homer nods.
  5. (intransitive, soccer) To head; to strike the ball with one's head.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, BBC:
      With the hosts not able to find their passes - everything that went forward was too heavy or too short - Terry once again had to come to his side's rescue after Davies had brilliantly nodded into the path of Elmander, who followed up swiftly with a deflected shot.
  6. (intransitive, figuratively) To allude to something.
    • March 15 2012, Soctt Tobias, The Kid With A Bike [Review]
      Though the title nods to the Italian neo-realist classic Bicycle Thieves—and Cyril, much like the father and son in that movie, spends much of his time tracking down the oft-stolen possession—The Kid With A Bike isn’t about the bike as something essential to his livelihood, but as his sole connection to the freedom and play of childhood itself.
  7. (intransitive, slang) To fall asleep while under the influence of opiates.

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NounEdit

nod (plural nods)

  1. An instance of moving one's head as described above.
  2. A reference or allusion to something.
    • 2012 May 31, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Review: Snow White And The Huntsman”:
      Much like Mirror Mirror, Huntsman appears to borrow liberally from other fantasy films. Sometimes the nods are clever—Stewart’s first night in the forest, among hallucinatory fog that gives the trees faces and clutching hands, evokes Disney’s animated Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs from 1937.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ nod” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin nōdus. Compare Daco-Romanian nod.

NounEdit

nod

  1. knot

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin nōdō. Compare Daco-Romanian înnoda, înnod (archaic noda).

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

nod (past participle nudatã)

  1. I knot, tie a knot.
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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nota.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nod m (genitive noid, nominative plural noda)

  1. scribal contraction, abbreviation
  2. hint (clue; tacit suggestion)

DeclensionEdit


KurdishEdit

NumeralEdit

nod

  1. ninety

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *naudiz, from Indo-European *nau-, *nū- ‘death, corpse’.

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NounEdit

nȳd f

  1. a need
  2. a necessity for something

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nōdus.

NounEdit

nod n (plural noduri)

  1. knot

DeclensionEdit

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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with Cornish nos.

NounEdit

nod m (plural nodau)

  1. mark, brand
  2. aim, objective, goal
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from English node.

NounEdit

nod m (plural nodau or nodion)

  1. node

Etymology 3Edit

Mutated form of dod (to come).

VerbEdit

nod

  1. Mutated form of dod.
MutationEdit
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
dod ddod nod unchanged