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ζώννυμι gird, esp. to gird round the loins for a pugilistic conflict, Od., Hes.; ζ. γαῖαν, of Ocean, Anth.
II.Mid. ζώννῦμαι, to gird oneself, gird up one's loins, of wrestlers and pugilists, who in early times wore a linen cloth (ζῶμα, διάζωμα) round their loins.
2.generally, to gird up one's loins, prepare for battle, Il.; also c. acc., ζωννύσκετο μίτρην girded on his belt, id=Il.; χαλκὸν ζ. to gird on one's sword, id=Il.

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