From Middle English binden, from Old English bindan, from Proto-West Germanic *bindan, from Proto-Germanic *bindaną (compare West Frisian bine, Dutch binden, Low German binnen, German binden, Danish binde), from Proto-Indo-European, from *bʰendʰ-
Compare Welsh benn ("cart"), Latin offendīx ("knot, band"), Lithuanian beñdras ("partner"), Albanian bend ("servant, henchman"), Ancient Greek πεῖσμα ("cable, rope"), Persian بستن, Sanskrit बन्धति. bandana.
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