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Does English nog, flag, sag relate to German "Nagel" nail, "Flegel" flail, "Segel" sail?

 
 
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Does English nog, flag, sag relate to German "Nagel" nail, "Flegel" flail, "Segel" sail?
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2019 09:22 am
@NickTheodorov,
German "Nagel is the same as English 'nail' ('nog' is a new word, first used in 1693)

German "Flegel" > Middle English fleil, flail, partly from Old English *flegel (whence Old English fligel), from Late Latin flagellum flail, from Latin, whip & partly from Anglo-French flael, from Late Latin flagellum

'sag' is related to German "sacken" (to sink)
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