habergeon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n habergeon (Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Habergeon Properly, a short hauberk, but often used loosely for the hauberk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n habergeon See haubergeon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Habergeon ha-bėr′je-un a piece of armour to defend the neck and breast.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. haubergeon, a small hauberk, dim. of OF. hauberc, F. haubert,. See Hauberk
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. haubergeon, dim. of O. Fr. hauberc.

Usage

In literature:

Then he alighteth over him and taketh off the coif of his habergeon and unlaceth his ventail.
"High History of the Holy Graal" by Unknown
HABERGEON, coat of mail.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
HABERGEON, coat of mail.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
HABERGEON, coat of mail.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
HABERGEON, coat of mail.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
HABERGEON, coat of mail.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
The scalie Beetles, with their habergeons, That make a humming Murmur as they flie!
"Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama" by Walter W. Greg
Argent, an habergeon proper.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
Reck not of sleep: wear the hair-shirt and the habergeon.
"The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises" by Richard Rolle of Hampole
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In poetry:

Sing me a hero! Quench my thirst
Of soul, ye bards!
Quoth Bard the first:
"Sir Olaf, the good knight, did don His helm, and eke his habergeon ..."
Sir Olaf and his bard----!
"Tray" by Robert Browning
Then terribly 'rose Satan, and darkened Earth afar,
Till he came on cunning Dives where the money-changers are;
And he saw men pledge their gear
For the bold that buys the spear,
And the helmet and the habergeon of war.
"The Peace of Dives" by Rudyard Kipling