Definition of ungird in English:


transitive verb

[with object] archaic
  • Release or take off by undoing a belt or girth.

    ‘we must never ungird our armor’
    • ‘Let us then, for a little, ungird the wilderness-armor and hearken to the music of the harps of God.’
    • ‘Men don't put the oxen to the yoke, because it is believed that even if girded with belts the ox ungirds itself.’
    • ‘He did also ungird the knightly sword belt from him, though he was absent, and by the judgment of all declared him infamous, a scoundrel, unworthy the name of Christian.’