The Hebrew word so rendered means simply a round vessel or cup for containing ink, which was generally worn by writers in the girdle ( Ezekiel 9:2 Ezekiel 9:3 Ezekiel 9:11 ). 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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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Inkhorn". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .