[ am-bey-jeez ]
/ æmˈbeɪ dʒiz /

noun Archaic. (used with a plural verb)

winding, roundabout paths or ways.

Origin of ambages

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ambāgēs (plural) circuits, equivalent to amb(i)- ambi- + -āg- (combining form of agere to move) + -ēs plural ending; cf. indagate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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