Σάββατο, 1 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Etymology of beret

Beret (cap; earlier, berret) is from the diminutive form birretum of the Latin birrus (large hooded cloak). Its name derived from the red colour [burrus: red] of the wool of which it was made. Burrus is merely a transliteration of the Greek word pyrros [Gr: πυρρός] meaning red, the colour of the fire, from pyr [Gr: πύρ], fire.




In modern Greek (Romeika).



a) pyr: n. fire [Gr: πυρ]



b) pyrosvestis: fireman, fire fighter [Gr: πυροσβέστης]



c) pyrotechnima: firework, pyrotechnics [Gr: πυροτέχνημα]



d) pyrotechnurgos: pyrotechnist [Gr: πυροτεχνουργός]



e) pyromanis: pyromaniac [Gr: πυρομανής]



f) pyrolysi: pyrolysis [Gr: πυρόλυση]



g) pyrovolo: to shoot, fire, gun [Gr: πυροβολώ]



h) pyrkayia: n. fire, conflagration [Gr: πυρκαγιά]



i) beres: beret [Gr: μπερές]; loanworn



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