byrnie vs hauberk what difference

what is difference between byrnie and hauberk

English

Etymology

From Old Norse brynja. Cognates include Old English byrne, Gothic ???????????????????????? (brunjō) (whence Old Church Slavonic брънѩ (brŭnję)), German Brünne, French broigne.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɜːni/

Noun

byrnie (plural byrnies)

  1. (historical) A short chain mail shirt, covering from the upper arms to the upper thighs.
    • 1972, John Gardner, Grendel, André Deutsch, page 97:
      Unferth stood beside him, his huge arms folded on his byrnie.
    • 1992, Calvin B Kendall, Voyage to the Other World, University of Minnesota, page 19:
      The mail-coat, or byrnie, was made of iron links that probably were cut out of sheet metal with a die, or from flat hammered wire cut into short lengths.

Coordinate terms

  • haubergeon
  • hauberk

Translations

Anagrams

  • Birney, Briney, briney


English

Alternative forms

  • hawberk

Etymology

From Old French hauberc, from Frankish *halsaberg (neck-cover).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɔːbɜː(ɹ)k/

Noun

hauberk (plural hauberks)

  1. A coat of mail; especially, the long coat of mail of the European Middle Ages, as contrasted with the habergeon, which is shorter and sometimes sleeveless.

Coordinate terms

  • byrnie, habergeon, haubergeon

Translations


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