Just curious as to the origins of the word Thong.... any punters?

Main Entry: thong
Pronunciation: 'tho[ng]
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thwong; akin to Old Norse thvengr thong
Date: before 12th century
1 : a strip especially of leather or hide
2 : a sandal held on the foot by a thong fitting between the toes and connected to a strap across the top or around the sides of the foot
- thonged /'tho[ng]d/ adjective

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