un gird

ungird

[uhn-gurd]
verb (used with object), ungirded or ungirt, ungirding.
1.
to loosen or remove a girdle or belt from.
2.
to loosen or remove by unfastening a belt: to ungird a sword.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English ungirden, Old English ungyrdan; see un-2, gird; cognate with German entgürten

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ungird
O.E. ongyrde, from un- (2) + gird. Cf. M.Du. ontgorden, O.H.G. ingurten, Ger. entgürten.
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