bureau etymology

English word bureau comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) πυρρός, Late Latin burra, French bure (Frieze (cloth). Habit (monk's robe).)

Detailed word origin of bureau

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
πυρρός Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
burra Late Latin (LL)
bure French (fra) Frieze (cloth). Habit (monk's robe).
burrus Latin (lat) Red, reddish-brown.
*bure Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
bourre French (fra) (slang, dated) A cop.. (textile, uncountable) Waste from hackling or spinning of wool or silk; linters, flock.. (uncountable) Any material used for stuffing.. (uncountable) Down or floss on plants, especially buds; burr.. A wad for use in firearms or cannons.. Tufts or masses of hair removed from the skin of short-haired animals before tanning.
burel Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) A garment made out of frieze. Frieze (coarse woolen cloth).
bureau French (fra) (obsolete) frieze (coarse woolen cloth). Desk. Office (room). Office; an administrative unit. The staff of an office. Ticket office.
бюро́ Russian (rus)
bureau English (eng) (US) A chest of drawers for clothes.. (chiefly, British) A desk, usually with a cover and compartments that are located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath, and often used for storing papers.. An administrative unit of government; office.. An office (room where clerical or professional duties are performed).. An organization or office for collecting or providing [...]

Words with the same origin as bureau

Descendants of πυρρός
bureaucracy burrito