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.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Habergeon — Ha*ber ge*on (h[.a]*b[ e]r j[ e]*[o^]n or h[a^]b [ e]r*j[u^]n), 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • habergeon — [hab′ər jən] n. 〚ME habergoun < OFr haubergeon, dim. of hauberc: see HAUBERK〛 1. a short, high necked jacket of mail, usually sleeveless 2. HAUBERK * * * hab·er·geon (hăbʹər jən) …   Universalium

  • habergeon — [hab′ər jən] n. [ME habergoun < OFr haubergeon, dim. of hauberc: see HAUBERK] 1. a short, high necked jacket of mail, usually sleeveless 2. HAUBERK …   English World dictionary

  • habergeon — noun Etymology: Middle English haubergeoun, from Anglo French haubergeon, diminutive of hauberc hauberk Date: 14th century 1. a medieval jacket of mail shorter than a hauberk 2. hauberk …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • habergeon — noun /ˈha.bə.ʤən,həˈbəː.dʒən/ A sleeveless coat of chain mail. Their mightie strokes their haberieons dismayld, / And naked made each others manly spalles [...] …   Wiktionary

  • Habergeon — A sleeveless jacket or short tunic of mail or flexible scale armour. [< OldEngl. healsbeorga = a neck defence] Cf. Hauberk …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • habergeon — n. short coat of mail without sleeves; hauberk (used in medieval period) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • habergeon — [ habədʒ(ə)n, hə bə:dʒ(ə)n] noun historical a sleeveless coat of mail or scale armour. Origin ME: from OFr. haubergeon, from hauberc (see hauberk) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Habergeon — ♦ Mail coat, smaller than a hauberk. (Prestwich, Michael. Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience, 347) Related terms: Haubergeon, Hauberk …   Medieval glossary

  • habergeon — hab·er·geon …   English syllables

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