begird

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English begirden, from Old English begyrdan (to gird, clothe, surround, fortify), from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *gurdijaną (to gird), equivalent to be- +‎ gird. Cognate with Old High German begurtjan (to begird), Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌳𐌰𐌽 (bigairdan, to begird). More at be-, gird.

Verb[edit]

begird (third-person singular simple present begirds, present participle begirding, simple past and past participle begirded)

  1. (transitive) To bind with a band or girdle.
  2. To encircle, surround, as with a gird; inclose; encompass.

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