habergeon

habergeon

[hab-er-juhn, haw-ber-, huh-bur-juhn]
noun Armor.
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habergeon or haubergeon (ˈhæbədʒən)
 
n
a light sleeveless coat of mail worn in the 14th century under the plated hauberk
 
[C14: from Old French haubergeon a little hauberk]
 
haubergeon or haubergeon
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French haubergeon a little hauberk]

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Habergeon definition


an Old English word for breastplate. In Job 41:26 (Heb. shiryah) it is properly a "coat of mail;" the Revised Version has "pointed shaft." In Ex. 28:32, 39:23, it denotes a military garment strongly and thickly woven and covered with mail round the neck and breast. Such linen corselets have been found in Egypt. The word used in these verses is _tahra_, which is of Egyptian origin. The Revised Version, however, renders it by "coat of mail." (See ARMOUR.)

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