byrnie

byrnie

[bur-nee]
noun Armor.
a coat of mail; hauberk.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English byrny, Scottish variant of brynie, brinie < Old Norse brynja, cognate with Old English byrne coat of mail, Old High German brunnia

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byrnie (ˈbɜːnɪ)
 
n
an archaic word for coat of mail
 
[Old English byrne; related to Old Norse brynja, Gothic brunjō, Old High German brunnia coat of mail, Old Irish bruinne breast]

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