byrrus

[bir-uh s]

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


birrus

or byr·rus

[bir-uh s]

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019