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[noh-tuh m] /ˈnoʊ təm/
noun, plural nota
[noh-tuh] /ˈnoʊ tə/ (Show IPA)
a dorsal plate or sclerite of the thorax of an insect.
Origin of notum
1875-80; < New Latin < Greek nôton the back
Related forms
notal, adjective

nota bene

[noh-tah be-ne; English noh-tuh bey-nee, ben-ee, bee-nee] /ˈnoʊ tɑ ˈbɛ nɛ; English ˈnoʊ tə ˈbeɪ ni, ˈbɛn i, ˈbi ni/
note well; take notice. Unabridged
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  • NOTA bene, they always had voted unchallenged till they voted for fair play to women.

    The Woman-Hater Charles Reade
  • NOTA bene that the less this is affected the more effective it will be.

    The Mystic Will Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Et ethrusca quidem lingua vix toti Itali NOTA est, at latina oratio longe ac late per universum orbem est diffusa.'

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7) John Addington Symonds
  • The already existing Fux, NOTA cambiata, is now dealt with in conjunction with Albrechtsberger.

  • Ubi portae appropinquarunt, NOTA iuvenum vox et familiare signum vigilem excitavit.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • The soirée was 'full of rubbish' in the way of its social composition, which George Sand likes, NOTA bene.

  • NOTA bene, the symphony is to be given by myself, but the sonata by Madame Tost.

    Haydn J. Cuthbert Hadden
  • There were a couple of places where the word "NOTA" or "note" was printed, but the actual notes weren't found in this reprint.

  • NOTA bene, that I am able to understand Valencian with much difficulty.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
British Dictionary definitions for NOTA


the plural of notum

nota bene

/ˈnəʊtə ˈbiːnɪ/
note well; take note Abbreviation NB, N.B., nb, n.b.


noun (pl) -ta (-tə)
a cuticular plate covering the dorsal surface of a thoracic segment of an insect
Derived Forms
notal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek nōton back
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Word Origin and History for NOTA

nota bene

"mark well, observe particularly," c.1721, from Latin nota, second person singular imperative of notare "to mark" (see note (v.)) + bene "well" (see bene-). Often abbreviated N.B.

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