gordian

noun
gor·​di·​an | \ ˈgȯ(r)dēən \
plural -s

Definition of gordian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 usually capitalized, archaic : gordian knot
2 [New Latin Gordius genus of roundworms + English -an] : a member of the Gordioidea

gordian

adjective
\ " \

Definition of gordian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 sometimes capitalized : intricate, complicated
2 [New Latin Gordi us + English -an] : of or relating to the Gordioidea

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History and Etymology for gordian

Noun

Gordius of Phrygia + English -an (noun suffix)

Adjective

Gordius of Phrygia + English -an (adjective suffix)

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“Gordian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gordian. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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