1) knot or band by which two things are fastened together, to
fasten or gird one's self
This was the white scarf or apron of slaves, which was fastened to
the belt of the vest and distinguished slaves from freemen, hence in
1 Pet. 5:5, "gird yourselves with humility as your servile garb"
means by putting on humility, show your subjection one to another.
Also, this refers to the overalls which slaves wore to keep clean
while working, an exceedingly humble garment.
Middle voice from G1722
[[komboo]] (to gird
); to engirdle
oneself (for labor), that is, figuratively (the apron being a badge of servitude) to wear
(in token of mutual deference):be clothed with.