- First Reference: Exodus 9:31
- Last Reference: Revelation 13:9
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H238 Used 33 times
- H24 Used 1 time
- H241 Used 62 times
- H2790 Used 1 time
- H5647 Used 1 time
- H8085 Used 1 time
- G3775 Used 13 times
- G4719 Used 2 times
- G5621 Used 5 times
Used frequently in a figurative sense (Psalms 34:15). To "uncover the ear" is to show respect to a person (1 Samuel 20:2 marg.). To have the "ear heavy", or to have "uncircumcised ears" (Isaiah 6:10), is to be inattentive and disobedient. To have the ear "bored" through with an awl was a sign of perpetual servitude (Exodus 21:6).
Blood put upon:
In consecration of priests
Exodus 29:20; Leviticus 8:23
In cleansing lepers
Leviticus 14:14; Leviticus 14:25
Anointed with oil in purifications
Leviticus 14:17; Leviticus 14:28
Bored as a sign of servitude
Exodus 21:5-6; Psalms 40:6
Figurative, anthropomorphic uses of
Psalms 17:6; Psalms 39:12; Psalms 77:1; Psalms 80:1; Psalms 84:8
E'AR, noun [Latin auris, whence auricula; audio.]
1. The organ of hearing; the organ by which sound is perceived; and in general, both the external and internal part is understood by the term. The external ear is a cartilaginous funnel, attached, by ligaments and muscles, to the temporal bone.
2. The sense of hearing, or rather the power of distinguishing sounds and judging of harmony; the power of nice perception of the differences of sound, or of consonances and dissonances. She has a delicate ear for music, or a good ear
3. In the plural, the head or person.
It is better to pass over an affront from one scoundrel, than to draw a herd about one's ears.
4. The top, or highest part.
The cavalier was up to the ears in love.
5. A favorable hearing; attention; heed; regard. Give no
ear to flattery.
I cried to God--and he gave ear to me. Psalms 77:1.
He could not gain the prince's ear
6. Disposition to like or dislike what is heard; opinion; judgment; taste.
He laid his sense closer--according to the style and ear of those times.
7. Any part of a thing resembling an ear; a projecting part from the side of any thing; as the ears of a vessel used as handles.
8. The spike of corn; that part of certain plants which contains the flowers and seeds; as an ear of wheat or maiz.
To be by the ears, ------------------
To fall together by the ears, ------- to fight or scuffle; to
To go together by the ears, --------- quarrel.
To set by the ears, to make strife; to cause to quarrel.
EAR, verb intransitive To shoot, as an ear; to form ears, as corn.
EAR, verb transitive [Latin aro.] To plow or till.