seagirt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sea +‎ girt

Adjective[edit]

seagirt (not comparable)

  1. (rare, poetic) Engirdled by the sea, as an island.
    • 1880, Richard Francis Burton, Os Lusíadas, volume II, page 408:
      See Borneo's sea-girt shore where ever flow / the perfumed liquor's thick and curded gouts, / the tears of forest-trees men "Camphor" clepe, / wherefore that Island crop of Fame shall reap.

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