Origin of byrnie
Examples from the Web for byrnie
Thorwald Thorwaldson tottered and went down, for a hurled axe had cleft him between helm and byrnie.The Path of the King|John Buchan
This was a great wound, for the axe shore through the steel of the byrnie and sank into the flesh.
It entered his side through a cleft in his byrnie and pierced him deep.
Eric might not bear this sight, for his heart beat within him as though it would burst the byrnie over it.
She deplores the byrnie, shield and helm, symbols of her godhead, that he has torn from her.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley