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I.auris, the ear, Hom.; ὀρθὰ ἱστάναι τὰ ὦτα, of horses, Hdt.; βοᾷ ἐν ὠσὶ κέλαδος rings in the ear, Aesch.; φθόγγος βάλλει δι᾽ ὤτων Soph.; δι᾽ ὤτων ἦν λόγος, i. e. heard generally, Eur.; εἰς οὖς into the ear, secretly, id=Eur.; so, εἰς ὦτα φέρειν Soph.:—metaph. of spies, Xen.; —τὰ ὦτα ἐπὶ τῶν ὤμων ἔχοντες, of persons who slink away ashamed (hanging their ears like dogs), Plat.:—athletes are described as having their ears bruised and swollen, τεθλαγμένος οὔατα πυγμαῖς Theocr.
II.the ear or handle, of pitchers, cups, etc., οὔατα δ᾽ αὐτοῦ τέσσαρ᾽ ἔσαν Il.

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