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Gordian knot

3 dicționare găsite pentru gordian knot
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gordian \Gor"di*an\, a.
     1. Pertaining to Gordius, king of Phrygia, or to a knot tied
        by him; hence, intricate; complicated; inextricable.
        [1913 Webster]
     Gordian knot, an intricate knot tied by Gordius in the
        thong which connected the pole of the chariot with the
        yoke. An oracle having declared that he who should untie
        it should be master of Asia, Alexander the Great averted
        the ill omen of his inability to loosen it by cutting it
        with his sword. Hence, a Gordian knot is an inextricable
        difficulty; and to cut the Gordian knot is to remove a
        difficulty by bold and energetic measures.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) Pertaining to the Gordiacea.
        [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  Gordian knot
       n 1: any very difficult problem; insoluble in its own terms
       2: an intricate knot tied by Gordius, the king of Phrygia, and
          cut by the sword of Alexander the Great after he heard
          that whoever undid it would become ruler of Asia

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "Gordian knot":
     Chinese puzzle, Rube Goldberg contraption, can of worms, complex,
     crux, dilemma, enigma, jungle, knot, knotty point, labyrinth, maze,
     meander, mesh, mess, node, nodus, nonplus, oxymoron, paradox,
     perplex, perplexity, pons asinorum, poser, puzzle, quandary, ravel,
     snafu, snake pit, snarl, tangle, tangled skein, teaser,
     vexed question, webwork, wheels within wheels, wilderness  

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