noun Armor.

a coat of mail; hauberk.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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