plural -s
: a coat of mail : hauberk

Word History


Middle English brinie, from Old Norse brynja; akin to Old English byrne coat of mail, Old High German brunia, brunna, Gothic brunjo, and probably to Old Irish bruinne breast

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“Byrnie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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