targe

targe

[tahrj]
noun Archaic.
a small, round shield; a target or buckler.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English < Old French < Old Norse targa round shield; cognate with Old High German zarga rim, ring; replacing Old English targe, targa < Old Norse

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targe (tɑːdʒ)
 
n
an archaic word for shield
 
[C13: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German zarga rim, frame, Old Norse targa shield]

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