Found just once in the New Testament (1 Pet. 1:131 Pet. 1:13
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV
13 Wherefore girding up the loins of your mind, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
WP-Bible plugin), the Greek verb “anazonnumi” meant “gird.”
Those in the first century world often wore long robes and thus needed to “gird” or “tie” these robes before working.
Translations like the NIV illustrate how Peter used this word to describe “preparing the mind for action.”