birrus

or byr·rus

[ bir-uhs ]

noun,plural bir·ri [bir-ahy]. /ˈbɪr aɪ/.
  1. a hooded cloak of coarse wool, a common article of apparel in the later Roman Empire.

Origin of birrus

1
<Late Latin, perhaps <Celtic *birros short (>Welsh byrr, MIr berr); for sense cf. shirt

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