[ bir-uh s ]
/ ˈbɪr əs /
noun, plural bir·ri [bir-ahy] /ˈbɪr aɪ/.
a hooded cloak of coarse wool, a common article of apparel in the later Roman Empire.
Origin of birrus
< Late Latin, perhaps < Celtic *birros short (> Welsh byrr, MIr berr); for sense cf. shirt
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Examples from the Web for birrus
Such were the birrus (so-called from its red colour), abolla and lacerna.