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byrnie

[bur-nee] /ˈbɜr ni/
noun, Armor.
1.
a coat of mail; hauberk.
Origin
1325-1375
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/
noun
1.
an archaic word for coat of mail
Word Origin
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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