targe

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English targe, from Old English targa (masculine) and targe (feminine), both from Old Norse targa (round shield) from Proto-Germanic *targǭ (edge), from Proto-Indo-European *dArg'h- (fenced lot). Akin to Old High German zarga (side wall, rim) (German Zarge (border, frame)). Reinforced in Middle English by Old French targe (French targe), from the same Germanic source.

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targe (plural targes)

  1. (archaic) A small shield.
    • 1819, The Jester wore his usual fantastic habit, but late accidents had led him to adopt a good cutting falchion, instead of his wooden sword, with a targe to match it — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French targe "round shield, targe" from Old French targe "buckler", from Frankish *targa (buckler), probably from Old Norse targa (small round shield) (whence also Old English targe, targa (shield)) from Proto-Germanic *targǭ (edge), from Proto-Indo-European *dArg'h- (fenced lot). Akin to Old High German zarga (side wall, rim) (German Zarge (frame)).

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targe f (plural targes)

  1. a targe, buckler

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Noun[edit]

targe f (plural targes)

  1. targe