In the sentence: "Great helm was worn with a hauberk which also covered the neck and the head of warrior." The word "which" refers to great helm or hauberk?

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    That "which" clearly refers to the hauberk.
    – Hellion
    Feb 3, 2014 at 21:00
  • A hauberk is a mail shirt. Presumably needed to provide padding under the great helm. Feb 3, 2014 at 21:48
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    Welcome to ELU! Great helm and warrior also need articles, probably the. Feb 3, 2014 at 21:55

2 Answers 2


I would suggest that due to the structure of the sentence and where the "which" is placed it seems to point to the "Hauberk"


The hat was worn with a hairnet which also covered her hair.

Which, who, and (often) that are relative pronouns used to link to another word in the sentence (very often the one directly preceding it) to add information about that word.

Which adds the information also covered her hair to hairnet.

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