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.
- 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.