Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of byrnie in English:
A coat of mail: the byrnie could not withstand solid blows with the axe
More example sentences
- Their byrnies were gleaming, the strong links of shining chain-mail chinked together.
- They had shields and helms, but no byrnies, except a hundred men that were most lissom.
- In common we all share sword, helmet, byrnie, the trappings of war.
Middle English: from Old Norse brynja.
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