"bandage strip," "tape"
12th cent. Borrowed from Old French bande 'id.'
Borrowed from a Germanic source, perhaps Proto-West-Germanic *banda- "band," "bond." From Proto-Germanic *banda- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *bhondh-o- 'id.' From the root *bhendh- "to bind."
Germanic: North Germanic: Old Norse band; West Germanic: Old Saxon band, Old English beand (English band)
Indo-European: Indo-Iranian: Young Avestan baṇda- "bond"