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From Middle English targe, either:

or

both ultimately from Old Norse targa (round shield) from Proto-Germanic *targǭ (edge), from Proto-Indo-European *derǵʰ- (fenced lot). Akin to Old High German zarga (side wall, rim) (German Zarge (border, frame)). However, the soft -g- seems to indicate a French origin.

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targe (plural targes)

  1. Archaic form of target. (a small shield)
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
      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.
  2. Archaic form of target. (a tassel or pendant)

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EtymologyEdit

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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targe f (plural targes)

  1. targe