Begird Definition

bĭ-gûrd
begirded, begirding, begirds, begirt
verb
To encircle with or as if with a band.
American Heritage
To bind around; gird.
Webster's New World
To encircle; surround; encompass.
Webster's New World

To bind with a band or girdle.

Wiktionary

To encircle, surround, as with a gird; inclose; encompass.

Wiktionary
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Origin of Begird

  • 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 (bigairdan, “to begird”). More at be-, gird.

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