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definition of the word ambo

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From late Latin ambo, from Ancient Greek ἄμβων (ambon).

Singular
ambo

Plural
ambos or ambones

ambo (plural ambos or ambones)

  1. A raised platform in an early Christian church; a podium or pulpit.
    • 1918: ‘It will get better somehow,’ he thought, and went to the ambo. On going up the steps and turning to the right he saw the priest. — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Louise & Aylmer Maude (Oxford 1998, p. 438)
    • 1997: the Emperor arrived and instead of moving directly to his seat climbed to the top level of the ambo, the great three-decker pulpit of polychrome marble. — John Julius Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium (Penguin 1998, p. 150)

Shortening of ambulance + -o.

Singular
ambo

Plural
ambos

ambo (plural ambos)

  1. (informal) An ambulance driver.

ambo inv.

  1. both

ambo m. (plural ambi)

  1. double (in various games)

ambo m. (plural ambos)

Singular
ambo m.

Plural
ambos m.

  1. suit.

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