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habergeon


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Habergeon  \Ha*ber"ge*on\,  n.  [F.  haubergeon  a  small  hauberk, 
  dim.  of  OF  hauberc,  F.  haubert.  See  Hauberk.] 
  Properly,  a  short  hauberk,  but  often  used  loosely  for  the 
  hauberk.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  habergeon 
  n  :  (medieval)  a  light  sleeveless  coat  of  meal  worn  under  the 
  hauberk 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Habergeon 
  an  Old  English  word  for  breastplate.  In  Job  41:26  (Heb.  shiryah) 
  it  is  properly  a  "coat  of  mail;"  the  Revised  Version  has 
  "pointed  shaft."  In  Ex  28:32,  39:23,  it  denotes  a  military 
  garment  strongly  and  thickly  woven  and  covered  with  mail  round 
  the  neck  and  breast.  Such  linen  corselets  have  been  found  in 
  Egypt.  The  word  used  in  these  verses  is  _tahra_,  which  is  of 
  Egyptian  origin.  The  Revised  Version,  however,  renders  it  by 
  "coat  of  mail."  (See  {ARMOUR}.) 
 




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