Targe definitions

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A light shield or buckler.
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A shield or buckler.
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(archaic) A small shield.
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Origin of targe

From Middle English targe, from Old English targa (masculine) and targe (feminine), both from Old Norse targa (“round shield") from Proto-Germanic *targÇ­ (“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.