Nagel

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Menschlicher Nagel — human nail (1)
Nägel eines Elefanten — Nails of an elephant. (1)
Nägel — nails. (2)

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From Old High German nagal, from Proto-Germanic *naglaz. Cognate with Low German Nagel, Dutch nagel, Old English næġel (Modern English nail), West Frisian neil, Danish negl, Swedish nagel; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nogʰ-.

Further Indo-European cognates: Latin unguis, Ancient Greek ὄνυξ (ónuks), Sanskrit नख (nakhá), Persian ناخن (nāxon), Russian ноготь (nógotʹ), Lithuanian nagas, Irish ionga and Welsh ewin

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  • IPA(key): [ˈnaːɡl̩], [ˈnaːɡəl]
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Nagel m (genitive Nagels, plural Nägel)

  1. (anatomy) A nail, the horny plate on fingers and toes of humans and certain animals which mostly consists of keratin.
  2. A nail, a man-made pointed fastener used for joining different materials by penetrating them.

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