Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #640 - אָפַד
1) (Qal) bind, gird
1a) to gird on (ephod)
1b) (TWOT) ephod
1372) dp (פד PD) AC: Redeem CO: ? AB: ?: The pictograph p is a picture of the open mouth, the d is a picture of a door. Combined these mean "open the door". When one is redeemed they gird on their clothes for leaving. To bring back to an original state.
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אָפַד fut. יֶאְפֹּד to gird on, to put on, specially used of the ephod אֵפוֹד of the high priest, Exodus 29:5; Leviticus 8:7. Hence are derived אֵפוֹד and the following words.
the Sixth Week after Easter