Other Word Forms of Lanyard
Origin of Lanyard
From Middle English lanyer, from Middle French laniere, from Old French lasniere (“thong, lash"), from lasne (“strap, thong"), alteration of nasle (“strap, thong"), from Frankish *nastila (“tie, headband"), from Proto-Germanic *nastilō (“tie, thread, strap"), from Proto-Indo-European *nedh- (“to tie together"). Cognate with Old High German nestila (“band, headband, strap"), Old English nosle, nostle (“band, brace, headband"), Old Norse nesta (“brace, strap, fastener"), German Nestel (“string, strap, lace").
Perhaps alteration (influenced by yard spar) of Middle English lainere strap from Old French laniere from lasne perhaps alteration (influenced by las string) of nasle lace of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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