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  1. targenoun

    A small shield.

    Etymology: From targe, from targa m and targe f, both from targa "round shield" from targōn, from dArg'h-. Akin to zarga "side wall, rim" ( Zarge "border, frame"). Reinforced in Middle English by Old French (French , Spanish tarja), from the same Germanic source.

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  1. Targenoun

    a shield or target


  1. Targe

    Targe was a general word for shield in late Old English. Its diminutive, target, came to mean an object to be aimed at in the 18th century. The term refers to various types of shields used by infantry troops from the 13th to 16th centuries. The design was first developed in Spain. More specifically, a targe was a concave shield fitted with enarmes on the inside, one adjustable by a buckle, to be attached to the forearm, and the other fixed as a grip for the left hand. These shields were mostly made of iron or iron-plated wood. From the 15th century, the term could also refer to special shields used for jousting. A fair number were created wholly for show. From the early 17th century, until the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the Scottish Highlander's main means of defence in battle was his targe. After the disastrous defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden, the carrying of the targe had been banned, and many had been destroyed, or put to other uses. Those that remain have intricate patterns, and are decorated, indicating that they would have originally belonged to important people.

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  1. grate, great, Greta

  2. Greta

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of targe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of targe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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