From Middle English string, streng, strynge, from Old English strenġ, from Proto-West Germanic *strangi, from Proto-Germanic *strangiz, from Proto-Indo-European *strengʰ-. Cognate with Scots string ("string"), Dutch streng ("cord, strand"), Low German strenge ("strand, cord, rope"), German Strang ("strand, cord, rope"), Danish streng ("string"), Swedish sträng ("string, cord, wire"), Icelandic strengur ("string"), Latvian stringt ("to be tight, wither"), Latin stringō ("I tighten"), Ancient Greek στραγγαλόομαι ("to strangle"), from στραγγάλη, Ancient Greek στραγγός ("tied together, entangled, twisted").
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