Lewis & Short

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aurītus, a, um, adj. [auris].

  1. I.
    1. A. Furnished with ears (acc. to auris, l.), having long or large ears: auritus a magnis auribus dicitur, ut sunt asinorum et leporum, alias ab audiendi facultate, Paul. ex Fest. p. 8 Müll.: lepores, Verg. G. 1, 308; so, asellus, Ov. Am. 2, 7, 15: si meus aurita gaudet glaucopide Flaccus, Mart. 7, 87, 1.
      Hence, subst.: aurītus, i, m., the longeared animal, i. e. the hare, Avien. Phaen. Arat. 788.
    2. B. Trop.
      1. 1. Attentive, listening: face jam nunc tu, praeco, omnem auritum poplum, Plaut. As. prol. 4: ne quis Nostro consilio venator assit cum auritis plagis, id. Mil. 3, 1, 14.
        So of the trees and walls which listened to the music of Orpheus and Amphion’s lyre: quercus, Hor. C. 1, 12, 11: muri, Sid. Carm. 16, 4.
      2. 2. Testis auritus, a witness by hearsay, who has only heard, not seen, something, Plaut. Truc. 2, 6, 8.
      3. * 3. Pass. (as if part. of aurio, īre), heard: leges, Prud. Apol. 835.
  2. * II. Formed like the ear, ear-shaped: aurita aduncitas rostri, Plin. 10, 49, 70, § 136.
  3. * III. (Acc. to auris, II. B.) Furnished with an ear or mould-board: aratra, Pall. 1, 43.