οὖς

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From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ṓws. Cognate with Old English ēare (English ear), Latin auris, Old Armenian ունկն (unkn), Old Church Slavonic оухо (uxo), and Old Irish áu.

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οὖς (oûsn (genitive ὠτός); third declension

  1. (anatomy, zootomy) ear
  2. hearing
  3. (from resemblance to an ear):
    1. handle of a pitcher or cup
    2. (architecture) Synonym of πᾰρωτῐ́ς (parōtís).
    3. Ellipsis of οὖς Ἀ̆φροδῑ́της (oûs Aphrodī́tēs): A kind of shellfish.
    4. (anatomy) auricle of the heart
    5. The name of part of a bandage.
    6. (figuratively) spy
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