A knot.





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  • From Middle English knotte, from Old English cnotta, from Proto-Germanic *knuttô, *knudô; (cognate with Old High German knoto (German Knoten, Dutch knot, Low German Knütte); compare also Old Norse knútr > Danish knude, Swedish knut, Norwegian knute, Faroese knútur, Icelandic hnútur). Probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gnod- ("to bind"), compare Latin nōdus and its Romance descendants. node.
  • Supposed to be derived from the name of King Canute, with whom the bird was a favourite article of food. See the specific epithet canutus.

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