- to gird about; encompass; surround.
Origin of begird
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Examples from the Web for begirt
It appeared to breathe some feminine element, so dainty was it, so begirt with flowers.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
The whole broad valley at Ye is begirt by a circle of monasteries.
“I tell you, Bennet, ye are both outnumbered and begirt,” said Dick.The Black Arrow
Robert Louis Stevenson
Which of my ancestors had begirt me with an impassable barrier in this horrible strait?Uncle Silas
J. S. LeFanu
To the south-east appeared rather a large lake, begirt with white fields of gypsum and terraces.
- to surround; gird around
- to bind
Old English begierdan; see be-, gird 1
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Word Origin and History for begirt
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