English syllables. 2014.
English syllables. 2014.
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inkhorn — late 14c., small portable vessel (originally made of horn) for holding ink, from INK (Cf.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 — 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… … Easton's Bible 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 — /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
inkhorn — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by a narrow concern for book learning and formal rules, without knowledge or experience of practical matters: academic, bookish, donnish, formalistic, literary, pedantic, pedantical, scholastic. See… … English dictionary for students
inkhorn — n. small container made from an animal s horn (was used in the past to hold writing ink) adj. pretentious in one s learning … English contemporary dictionary