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byrnie

[ bur-nee ]
/ ˈbɜr ni /
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noun Armor.
a coat of mail; hauberk.
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Origin of byrnie

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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British Dictionary definitions for byrnie

byrnie
/ (ˈbɜːnɪ) /

noun
an archaic word for coat of mail

Word Origin for byrnie

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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