From Middle High German [Term?], 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-.
- (anatomy) A nail, the horny plate on fingers and toes of humans and certain animals which mostly consists of keratin.
- A nail, a man-made pointed fastener used for joining different materials by penetrating them.
- Hammer m
- Nagel in Duden online