ambages

[ am-bey-jeez ]
/ æmˈbeɪ dʒiz /
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noun Archaic. (used with a plural verb)

winding, roundabout paths or ways.

Nearby words

  1. amazonis,
  2. amazonite,
  3. amazons,
  4. amb.,
  5. amba,
  6. ambageusia,
  7. ambagious,
  8. ambagiously,
  9. ambala,
  10. ambarella

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

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