Inkhorn

Inkhorn
   The Hebrew word so rendered means simply a round vessel or cup for containing ink, which was generally worn by writers in the girdle (Ezek. 9:2, 3, 11). The word "inkhorn" was used by the translators, because in former times in this country horns were used for containing ink.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Inkhorn — Ink horn , n. [Ink + horn; cf. F. cornet [ a] encre, G. dintenhorn.] A small bottle of horn or other material formerly used for holding ink; an inkstand; a portable case for writing materials. With a writer s inkhorn by his side. Ezek. ix. 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inkhorn — Ink horn , a. Learned; pedantic; affected. [Obs.] Inkhorn terms. Bale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inkhorn — late 14c., small portable vessel (originally made of horn) for holding ink, from INK (Cf. ink) (n.) + HORN (Cf. horn) (n.). Used attributively as an adjective for things (especially vocabulary) supposed to be beloved by scribblers and bookworms… …   Etymology dictionary

  • inkhorn — [iŋk′hôrn΄] n. a small container made of horn or other material, formerly used to hold ink …   English World dictionary

  • inkhorn — I. noun Date: 14th century a small portable bottle (as of horn) for holding ink II. adjective Date: 1543 ostentatiously learned ; pedantic < inkhorn terms > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inkhorn — I. ˈiŋkˌhȯrn, ˈiŋˌkȯrn noun Etymology: Middle English enkehorn, inkehorn, from enke, inke ink + horn horn : a small portable bottle of horn or other material for holding ink II. adjective : affectedly learned or pedantic inkhorn terms and crude …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inkhorn term — An inkhorn is an inkwell made out of horn. It was an important item for many scholars and soon became symbolic of writers in general. Later it became a byword for or pedantic writers.:And ere that we will suffer such a prince,:So kind a father of …   Wikipedia

  • inkhorn term — an obscure, affectedly or ostentatiously erudite borrowing from another language, esp. Latin or Greek. [1535 45] * * * inkhorn term, a learned or bookish term …   Useful english dictionary

  • inkhorn — /ingk hawrn /, n. a small container of horn or other material, formerly used to hold writing ink. [1350 1400; ME; see INK, HORN] * * * …   Universalium

  • inkhorn — noun a) A small portable container, often made of horn, used to carry ink. b) Pedantic, obscurely scholarly …   Wiktionary

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