engirt

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From en- +‎ girt.

Verb[edit]

engirt (third-person singular simple present engirts, present participle engirting, simple past and past participle engirted)

  1. (obsolete) To girt; to surround or encircle.

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected forms.

Verb[edit]

engirt

  1. past participle of engird

Adjective[edit]

engirt (comparative more engirt, superlative most engirt)

  1. (rare) Encircled, surrounded.
    • 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial 2007, p. 64:
      They noted too his cavalier way with the facts of a case, and his ability to twist the most mundane judicial dictum into the pronouncement of some engirt tyrant, whose fortress he and he alone must storm.