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From Proto-Germanic *nustilǭ, *nustō (“knotting; band; clasp”), from Proto-Indo-European *ned- (“to twist; know; plait”). Cognate with Middle Low German nusche (“clasp; barrette”), Old High German nusta (“band; strap; sling”).
- a narrow band or ribbon worn around the head, usually as an ornament; headband.
- any narrow strip, as of wood or metal.
- a strip of any material used for binding or securing.