begird

[ bih-gurd ]
/ bɪˈgɜrd /

verb (used with object), be·girt or be·gird·ed, be·gird·ing.

to gird about; encompass; surround.

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Origin of begird

before 900; Middle English begirden,Old English begierdan.See be-, gird1
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begird
/ (bɪˈɡɜːd) /

verb -girds, -girding, -girt or -girded (tr) poetic

to surround; gird around
to bind

Word Origin for begird

Old English begierdan; see be-, gird 1
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