Definition of byrnie in English:


Line breaks: byr¦nie
Pronunciation: /ˈbəːni


  • 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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