ungirt

[uhn-gurt]
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adjective

having a girdle loosened or removed.
slack; relaxed; not taut or pulled together: ungirt thinking.

Origin of ungirt

First recorded in 1250–1300, ungirt is from the Middle English word ungyrt. See un-1, girt1

ungird

[uhn-gurd]

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

to loosen or remove a girdle or belt from.
to loosen or remove by unfastening a belt: to ungird a sword.

Origin of ungird

before 900; Middle English ungirden, Old English ungyrdan; see un-2, gird1; cognate with German entgürten
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Word Origin and History for ungirt

ungird

v.

Old English ongyrde, from un- (2) "opposite of" + gird. Cf. Middle Dutch ontgorden, Old High German ingurten, German entgürten. Related: Ungirded; ungirding.

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