to gird about; encompass; surround.
Historical Examples

I honestly believe that his performance would beat down the frigid steel ramparts that begird the English “lady.”
Nights in London Thomas Burke

E’er shall avail her neck to begird with yesterday’s ribband.
The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Caius Valerius Catullus

verb (transitive) (poetic) -girds, -girding, -girt, -girded
to surround; gird around
to bind

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


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