gordian definition

  • adjective:
    • Alternative as a type of Gordian.
    • Pertaining to Gordius, king of Phrygia, or to a knot tied up by him; therefore, complex; complicated; inextricable.
    • regarding the Gordiacea.
    • excessively complex; often in term `Gordian knot'
  • noun:
    • one of several Gordiacea.
    • [lowercase] A complication; a Gordian knot.
    • [⟨ Gordius + -an.] A hairworm; among Gordiidæ.
  • others:
    • related to Gordius, the very first king of Phrygia
    • In heraldry, a name occasionally fond of the Navarre knot, or the figure of interlinked stores which types the bearing associated with leaders of Navarre.
    • To connect or bind up; knot.

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    • Which produces something of a gordian
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