Complete Definition of "ear"

Image:Ear.jpg|thumb|right|A human ear.
see|-ear
English

Pronunciation
audio|en-ca-ear.ogg|(Canadian)
audio|en-gb-ear.ogg|Audio (RP)
audio|en-us-ear.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪÉ(r)|-ɪÉ(r)

Etymology 1
Old English eare|Äare, from Germanic *auson, from Indo-European *hâous-. Cognate with Dutch oor, German Ohr, Swedish öra; and with Ancient Greek polytonic|οá½Ï, Latin auris, Russian ÑÑо.

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. countable The organ of hearing, consisting of the pinna, auditory canal, eardrum, malleus, incus, stapes and cochlea.
  2. countable The external part of the organ of hearing, the auricle.
  3. countable slang A police informant.

#* Quotations:
#: From the movie w:The Enforcer|The Enforcer.
#:: If you donât cooperate, Iâll put it out on the street that youâre an ear.

Translations
trans-top|organ of hearing
Arabic: Arab|أذ٠(âóðun) f
Aramaic:

Armenian: Õ¡Õ¯Õ¡Õ¶Õ»
Basque: belarri
Breton: skouarn f, divskouarn p
Bulgarian: ÑÑо (uho) n
Catalan: orella f
Chinese: è³æµ (ÄrduÇ)
Czech: ucho
Danish: øre
Dutch: oor n
Erzya: пиле (pile)
Esperanto: orelo
Estonian: kõrv
Finnish: korva
French: oreille f
Frisian: ear
German: Ohr n
Greek, Ancient: οá½Ï (ous) n
Greek, Modern: αÏÏί (afti) n
Guarani: nambi
Hawaiian: pepeiao
Hebrew: ×××× (ózen) f
Hindi: à¤à¤¾à¤¨ (kÄn) m
Hungarian: fül
Icelandic: eyra
Indonesian: telinga, kuping
Interlingua: aure, auricula
Italian: orecchio m, orecchie p
Japanese: è³ (ã¿ã¿, mimí)
Kannada: (kivi)
Korean: ê· (gwi)
trans-mid
Kurdish: guh, KUchar|Ú¯ÙÛ, KUchar|Ú¯ÙÛÚÚ©
Latin: auris f
Latvian: auss f|s, ausis f|p
Macedonian: Ñво (uvo) n
Malayalam: à´àµà´µà´¿ (chevi), à´à´°àµâà´£àµà´£à´ (karNNam)
Maltese: widna f
Mi'kmaq: nseduwaqan (my ear)
Navajo: ajaa' (someone's ear), -jaa'
Northern Sami: beallji
Norwegian: øre
Old English: eare|Äare
Persian: FAchar|Ú¯ÙØ´ (gush)
Pitjantjatjara: pina, unicode|anpiá¹i
Polish: ucho n
Portuguese: orelha f
Powhatan: metawak; netawak (my e.); ketawak (your e.); otawak (his e.)
Rohingya: han
Romani: kan
Russian: ÑÑо (úxo) n
Scottish Gaelic: cluas f
Slovak: ucho, sluch, klas
Slovene: uho n
Spanish: oreja f
Swahili: sikio (nc 5/6)
Swazi: Ãn-dlebé n
Swedish: öra n
Tagalog: tainga
Telugu: à°à±à°µà°¿
Turkish: kulak#Turkish|kulak n
Tupinambá: nambi
Ukrainian: вÑÑо (vúkho) n
Urdu: URchar|کا٠(kÄn) m
Vietnamese: nhĩ
Wolof: nopp
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trans-top|slang: police informant
German: Informant m
Frisian: ynformant
trans-mid
Polish: konfident m
Russian: доноÑÑик (donósÄik) m
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Derived terms
top2
bend somebody's ear
earache
ear canal
eardrum
earlobe
earmark
earphone
earring
mid2
earshot
earwax
cauliflower ear
external ear
outer ear
middle ear
inner ear
out on one's ear

Etymology 2
Old English ear#Old English|Äar

Noun
en-noun

  1. countable The fruiting body of a grain plant.

#: He is in the fields, harvesting ears of corn.

Synonyms
head
spike

Translations
trans-top|fruiting body of a grain plant
Dutch: aar m
Estonian: viljapea
Finnish: tähkä
French: épi m
German: Ãhre f
Italian: spiga f
trans-mid
Japanese: ç© (ho)
Russian: ÐºÐ¾Ð»Ð¾Ñ (kólos) m, поÑаÑок (poÄátok) m of maize
Spanish: espiga f
Swedish: ax n
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Etymology 3
Old English erian

Verb
en-verb

  1. archaic To plough.

#* Quotations:
#: 1595, William Shakespeare, Richard II
#:: That power I have, discharge; and let them go
#:: To ear the land that hath some hope to grow,
#:: For I have none.

Translations
trans-top|archaic: to plough
Arabic: ARchar|حرث (ħáraθa)
Chinese: è (gÄng)
Dutch: ploegen
Estonian: kündma
Finnish: kyntää
French: labourer
German: pflügen
Greek: ζεÏγαÏÎ¯Î¶Ï (zevgarízo), αÏοÏÏÎ¹Ï (arotrió)
Hungarian: szánt
Icelandic: plægja
trans-mid
Italian: arare
Japanese: èã (tagayásu)
Korean: ê°ë¤ (galda)
Latin: arare
Portuguese: arar
Russian: паÑаÑÑ / вÑпаÑаÑÑ (pakhátâ/vspakhátâ)
Spanish: arar
Swedish: ploga, plöja
Wolof: nopp
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Frisian

Noun
ear

  1. ear

Category:Frisian nouns


Old English

Etymology 1
Akin to Old Norse aur

Noun
Äar m

  1. sea
  2. earth

Etymology 2
Common Germanic *ahiz, whence also Old High German ahir (German Ãhre), Old Saxon ahar (Dutch aar), Old Norse ax.
From a Proto-Indo-European root ak ('pointed'); compare Latin acus "needle"

Noun
Äar

  1. ear (of corn)

Category:Old English nouns

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