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birrus

or byrrus

[bir-uh s] /ˈbɪr əs/
noun, plural birri
[bir-ahy] /ˈbɪr aɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
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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