Origin of Birr
From Middle English bir (“favorable or strong wind; assault, blow strike, violence, fury; strength”), from Old English byre (“strong wind, storm”); cognate with Icelandic byrr (“sailing winds”), Albanian borë (“snow”) and Latin borea (“North wind”).
Middle English bir favorable wind from Old Norse byrr bher-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Amharic ብር (bir, “silver”)
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