birrus

or byr·rus

[bir-uh s]
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noun, plural bir·ri [bir-ahy] /ˈbɪr aɪ/.

a hooded cloak of coarse wool, a common article of apparel in the later Roman Empire.

Nearby words

  1. biromantic,
  2. birota,
  3. birr,
  4. birretta,
  5. birri,
  6. birse,
  7. birth,
  8. birth canal,
  9. birth certificate,
  10. birth control

Origin of birrus

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

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