• The hard, flat translucent covering near the tip of a human finger, useful for scratching and fine manipulation.


  • From . Compare Middle English nayl of fynger and Old English handnæġl. Compare also Saterland Frisian Fingernail, West Frisian fingerneil, Dutch vingernagel, German Fingernagel, Danish fingernegl, Swedish fingernagel, Norwegian fingernegl, Icelandic fingurnögl.

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