A human ear.




  • To take in with the ears; to hear.
  • To hold by the ears.
  • To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain does.
  • To plough.


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  • From Middle English ere, eare, from Old English ēare, from Proto-West Germanic *auʀā, from the voiced Verner alternant of Proto-Germanic *ausô ("ear") (compare Scots ear, West Frisian ear, Dutch oor, German Ohr, Swedish öra, Danish øre), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ṓws (compare Old Irish áu, Latin auris, Lithuanian ausìs, Russian у́хо, Albanian vesh, Ancient Greek οὖς, Old Armenian ունկն, and Persian هوش).
  • Image:Wheat close-up.JPG|thumb|right|Ears of wheat.
  • From Middle English eere, er, from Old English ēar (Northumbrian dialect æhher), from Proto-Germanic *ahaz (compare West Frisian ier, Dutch aar, German Ähre), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- ("sharp") (compare Latin acus ("needle; husk"), Tocharian B āk ("ear, awn"), Old Church Slavonic ость ("wheat spike, sharp point"). More at edge.
  • From Old English erian, from Proto-Germanic *arjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erh₃- ("to plough").

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