begird

[bih-gurd]
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Origin of begird

before 900; Middle English begirden, Old English begierdan. See be-, gird1
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begird

verb -girds, -girding, -girt or -girded (tr) poetic
  1. to surround; gird around
  2. to bind

Word Origin for begird

Old English begierdan; see be-, gird 1
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Word Origin and History for begird
v.

Old English begyrdan; see be- + gird (v.).

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