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Proto-Germanic: *nagala-z, *nagila-z
Meaning: claw, nail
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: *ga-nagljan wk. `nail on'
Old Norse: nagl m. `Nagel', nagli m. `Nagel, Pflock'
Norwegian: nagl; nagle
Swedish: nagel
Old Danish: naghle
Danish: negl
Old English: nägel (nägl), -es m. `nail of a finger or toe; nail, peg; instrument for striking the strings of a harp'
English: nail
Old Frisian: neil
Old Saxon: nagal
Middle Dutch: nāghel `nagel, klauw, pin, spijker, kruidnagel, gewichtssoort'
Dutch: nagel m.
Middle Low German: nāgel, negel, neil
Old High German: nagal `Nagel, Pflock, Riegel' (8.Jh.), `Finger-, Zehenagel' (9.Jh.); nagalōn, negilōn `nageln'
Middle High German: nagel st. m. (/ nail, neil, nāl) 'nagel an händen und füsen; nagel od. schraube von metall od. holz; aststelle im holze; gewürznelke; augenübel der pferde'
German: Nagel m.

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