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byrne

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Old English

Etymology

Earlier *brynne, from Germanic *brunjōn-. Cognate with Old High German brunja (German Brünne), Old Norse brynja (Swedish brynja), Gothic 𐌱𐍂𐌿𐌽𐌾𐍉. Compare Middle English brinie, Scots byrnie, from the Old Norse.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbyrne/

Noun

byrne f. (plural byrnan)

  1. corselet, coat of mail

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