begirden etymology

Middle English word begirden comes from Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Proto-Germanic *gurdijaną (To gird.)

Detailed word origin of begirden

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
*gurdijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To gird.
gyrdan Old English (ang) To gird.
begyrdan Old English (ang) To begird; gird about or around, clothe, surround; beleaguer.
begirden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as begirden

Descendants of *bi-
bedoven begalewen begraven begreten behoven beknowen belirten belouken bereden beschrewen besinken besitten bi cause bifon bigirden biheveden bilimpen bischilden biseggen biwedden biwesten blinnen buten defilen
Descendants of *gurdijaną
gerdel girden gurdel gyrden thurgh-girt