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Ambrose

[am-brohz]
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noun
  1. Saint,a.d. 340?–397, bishop of Milan 374–397.
  2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “immortal.”
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Related formsAm·bro·sian [am-broh-zhuh n] /æmˈbroʊ ʒən/, adjective
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Ambrose

noun
  1. Saint. ?340–397 ad, bishop of Milan; built up the secular power of the early Christian Church; also wrote music and Latin hymns. Feast day: Dec 7 or April 4
  2. Curtly (ˈkɜːtlɪ). born 1963, Antiguan cricketer; played for the West Indies 1987–2000
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Derived FormsAmbrosian, adjective
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Ambrose

masc. proper name, from Latin Ambrosius, from Greek ambrosios "immortal, belonging to the immortals" (see ambrosia). The Ambrosian Library in Milan is named for Saint Ambrose (d.397), bishop of Milan.

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