- a coat of mail; hauberk.
Origin of byrnie
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Historical Examples of byrnie
But Blacktooth's byrnie was good, nor did the sword bite into it.
He had but one arm, for the other was hewn from him, and the byrnie on his left side was red with blood.
It entered his side through a cleft in his byrnie and pierced him deep.
The defensive armour consisted of helmet, shield, and byrnie.A Handbook of Pictorial History
Henry W. Donald
It is true that only one trace of a byrnie, and that apparently not of ring-mail, has so far been found in an Anglo-Saxon grave.Beowulf
R. W. Chambers
- an archaic word for coat of mail