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Definition of Gordian

Gordian
Gordian Gor"di*an, a. 1. Pertaining to Gordius, king of Phrygia, or to a knot tied by him; hence, intricate; complicated; inextricable. 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. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to the Gordiacea.
Gordian
Gordian Gor"di*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Gordiacea.

Meaning of Gordian from wikipedia

- Gordian III (Latin: Marcus Antonius Gordi**** Pius Augustus; 20 January 225 AD – 11 February 244 AD) was Roman Emperor from 238 AD to 244 AD. At the age...
- The Gordian Knot is a legend of Phrygian Gordium ****ociated with Alexander the Great. It is often used as a metaphor for an intractable problem (untying...
- Gordian I (Latin: Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordi**** Semproni**** Rom**** Afric**** Augustus; c. 159 AD – 12 April 238 AD) was Roman Emperor for 21 days...
- Gordian may refer to: Gordian I (c.159–238), Roman emperor for one month with his son Gordian II (c.192–238), son of Gordian I, Roman emperor for one month...
- Gordian II (Latin: Marcus Antonius Gordi**** Semproni**** Rom**** Afric**** Augustus; c. 192 – 12 April 238) was Roman Emperor for 21 days with his father...
- out, leading to the successive proclamation of Gordian I, Gordian II, Pupienus, Balbinus and Gordian III as emperors in opposition to Maximinus. Maximinus...
- Gordian Knot is a legendary knot that became a metaphor for an intractable problem solved by a bold stroke. Gordian Knot may also refer to: Gordian Knot...
- (sometimes called Gordiacea, and commonly known as horsehair worms or Gordian worms) are a phylum of parasitoid animals superficially similar to nematode...
- Emperor Gordian may refer to: Gordian I of Rome Gordian II of Rome Gordian III of Rome...
- particular citing an occasion where they decided to name a lock company the "Gordian Knot Lock Company". The initial premise of the series was to examine what...
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