- From French dénouement (outcome or conclusion; literally, untying)
- from dénouer (to unknot or undo), from de- (from) + nouer (to tie)
- from Latin nodus (knot)
- Ultimately from the Indo-European root ned- (to bind), which is also the source of node, noose, annex, connect, ouch, and nettle. Earliest documented use: 1752.
UNTIE A KNOT
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solution, conclusion, end, upshot.
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