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From Proto-Germanic *nastilǭ ‎(tie, band, thread), from Proto-Indo-European *nedh- ‎(to tie together). Cognate with Old Frisian nesle, nestle ‎(strap used to secure objects, band), Old Saxon nestila ‎(band, hairband), Old High German nestila ‎(headband), Old Norse nesta ‎(brace, fastener), Old English nestan ‎(to spin). More at lanyard.


nostle f

  1. a narrow band or ribbon worn around the head, usually as an ornament; headband.
  2. any narrow strip, as of wood or metal.
  3. a strip of any material used for binding or securing.