ambages

[ am-bey-jeez ]
/ æmˈbeɪ dʒiz /

noun Archaic.(used with a plural verb)

winding, roundabout paths or ways.

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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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