burel

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English burel, burrel, borel, from Old French burel, diminutive of *bure (compare Middle French bure (coarse woolen cloth), French bourre (hair, fluff)), from Late Latin burra (wool, fluff, shaggy cloth, coarse fabric). Doublet of bureau, which was taken from later (early modern) French.

Noun[edit]

burel (countable and uncountable, plural burels)

  1. A coarse woolen cloth.
    • 1964, L. F. Salzman, English Industries of the Middle Ages, p. 199.
      Burels at this time seem to have been made in lengths of 20 ells and sold at 8d. the ell, while the better quality cloths - browns, plunkets, blues, and greens - were nearly twice the length, and cost about 22d. the ell.

Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since the 13th century. From Old French burel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

burel m (plural bureis)

  1. burel
    • 1274, Ramón Lorenzo, Colección documental do mosteiro de Montederramo, doc. 355:
      mando a Pero Mouro I saya de ualencina et I capa de burel
      I bequeath Pedro Mouro one robe of Valencian cloth and one cloak of burel
    Synonym: pardo

References[edit]

  • burel” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • burel” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • burel” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • burel” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • burel” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of *bure (compare Middle French bure (coarse woolen cloth), French bourre (hair, fluff)), from Late Latin burra (wool, fluff, shaggy cloth, coarse fabric).

Noun[edit]

burel m (oblique plural bureaus or bureax or buriaus or buriax or burels, nominative singular bureaus or bureax or buriaus or buriax or burels, nominative plural burel)

  1. frieze (coarse woolen cloth)
  2. a garment made out of frieze

Descendants[edit]

  • English: borrel, burel, burrel
  • French: bureau
  • Galician: burel
  • Spanish: buriel

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

burel (plural bureles)

  1. (bullfighting) reddish-brown (said of a bull)

Noun[edit]

burel m (plural bureles)

  1. (heraldry) bar

Derived terms[edit]