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birrus

or byr·rus

[ bir-uhs ]
/ ˈbɪr əs /
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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.
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Origin of birrus

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