byrnie

[ bur-nee ]
/ ˈbɜr ni /
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noun Armor.

a coat of mail; hauberk.

Nearby words

  1. byre-man,
  2. byrgius,
  3. byrne,
  4. byrnes,
  5. byrnes, james francis,
  6. byroad,
  7. byron,
  8. byron, george gordon, lord,
  9. byronic,
  10. byronic hero

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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