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Meaning of INKHORN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
          From his pocket the notary drew his papers and inkhorn.
                                                   --Longfellow.
    
    
  2. \Ink"horn"\, a.
    Learned; pedantic; affected. [Obs.] ``Inkhorn terms.''
    --Bale.
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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.

 

 

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