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Borrowed from Latin nīdus (nest). Doublet of nye and nest.

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nidus (plural nidi or niduses)

  1. An aggregate of neurons.
  2. A nest for insects or small animals.
  3. A place of infection in an organism.
  4. An origin (originating point) for a phenomenon.

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Italic *nizdos, from Proto-Indo-European *nisdós (nest). Cognate with Sanskrit नीड (nīḍá), Old Armenian նիստ (nist), Old Church Slavonic гнѣздо (gnězdo), Old English nest (whence English nest).

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nīdus m (genitive nīdī); second declension

  1. nest
  2. dwelling for animals

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Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nīdus nīdī
Genitive nīdī nīdōrum
Dative nīdō nīdīs
Accusative nīdum nīdōs
Ablative nīdō nīdīs
Vocative nīde nīdī

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  • nidus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nidus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nidus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.