Sentence Examples with the word Birrus

As derived not from the paenula but from the lacerna or birrus (see Cope, footnote).

We do not even know what the appearance and form of the birrus were; and the question of the origin of the cope is not whether it was derived from any garment of the time of the Roman Empire, and if so from which, but what garment in use in the 8th and 9th centuries it represents.

Such were the birrus (so-called from its red colour), abolla and lacerna.