From Middle English band (also bond), from Old English beand, bænd, bend, from Proto-Germanic *bandą, *bandiz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- ("to tie, bind"). Middle English band reinforced by Old French bande. Cognate with Dutch band, German Band, Danish bånd, Swedish band, Icelandic bandur ("band"). Related to bond, bind, bend.
From Middle English band, from Old French bande, from Old Occitan banda ("regiment of troops"), perhaps from Frankish *bend, from Proto-Germanic *bandiz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- ("to tie; bond, band"). Compare German Bande ("band").
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