See also: NOD, Nod, nód, nöd, nød, -nod, and -nöd

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English nodden, probably from an unrecorded Old English *hnodian (to nod, shake the head), from Proto-Germanic *hnudōną (to beat, rivet, pound, push), from Proto-Indo-European *kendʰ-, from *ken- (to scratch, scrape, rub).[1] Compare Old High German hnotōn (to shake), hnutten (to shake, rattle, vibrate) (> modern dialectal German notteln, nütteln (to rock, move back and forth)), Icelandic hnjóða (to rivet, clinch).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To briefly incline the head downwards as a cursory greeting.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To sway, move up and down.
    • 1818, John Keats, “Book I”, in Endymion: A Poetic Romance, London: Printed [by T. Miller] for Taylor and Hessey, [], OCLC 1467112, page 1:
      By every wind that nods the mountain pine.
    • 1819, William Wordsworth, On Seeing a Tuft of Snowdrops in a Storm
      Frail snowdrops that together cling / and nod their helmets, smitten by the wing / of many a furious whirl-blast sweeping by.
  4. (intransitive) To gradually fall asleep.
  5. (transitive) To signify by a nod.
    They nodded their assent.
  6. (intransitive) To make a mistake by being temporarily inattentive or tired
    Even Homer nods.
  7. (transitive, intransitive, soccer) To head; to strike the ball with one's head.
    Jones nods the ball back to his goalkeeper.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, in BBC[1]:
      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.
  8. (intransitive, figurative) 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.
  9. (intransitive, slang) To fall asleep while under the influence of opiates.

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NounEdit

nod (plural nods)

  1. An instance of inclining the head up and down, as to indicate agreement, or as a cursory greeting.
  2. A reference or allusion to something.
    • 2012 May 31, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Review: Snow White And The Huntsman”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[2]:
      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.
  3. A nomination.
    For the fifth time in her career she received a Grammy nod, she has yet to win the award.
    • 2011 Allen Gregory, "Pilot" (season 1, episode 1):
      Allen Gregory DeLongpre: Really putting a damper on the ol' Tony nod.
  4. (figurative) Approval.
    The plan is expected to get the nod from councillors at the next meeting.
    • 1964 August, “News and Comment: One main line to Scotland?”, in Modern Railways, page 86:
      Has the BRB received a secret nod from the Ministry to continue the LMR electrification from Weaver Junction to Glasgow?

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ nod” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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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).

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VerbEdit

nod (past participle nudatã)

  1. I knot, tie a knot.
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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish not, from Latin nota. Doublet of nóta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nod m (genitive singular noid, nominative plural noda)

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

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Northern KurdishEdit

NumeralEdit

nod

  1. ninety

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

nōd f

  1. a need
  2. a necessity for something

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Low German: nōt
    • Westphalian:
      Sauerländisch: nôd
      Westmünsterländisch: Nood
    • Plautdietsch: Noot

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nōdus, from Proto-Indo-European *gned-, *gnod- (to bind).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nod n (plural noduri)

  1. knot

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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin nota.[1] Cognate with Cornish nos.

NounEdit

nod m (plural nodau, not mutable)

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

Borrowed from English node, from Latin nodus.

NounEdit

nod m (plural nodau or nodion, not mutable)

  1. node

Etymology 3Edit

Mutated form of dod (to come).

VerbEdit

nod

  1. Nasal mutation of dod.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
dod ddod nod unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “nod”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies