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ambo

[ am-boh ]
/ ˈæm boʊ /
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noun, plural am·bos.

(in an early Christian church) a raised desk, or either of two such desks, from which the Gospels or Epistles were read or chanted.

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Also am·bon [am-bon] /ˈæm bɒn/ .

Origin of ambo

First recorded in 1635–45; from Medieval Latin ambō(n), from Greek ámbōn “edge, rim, pulpit”
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British Dictionary definitions for ambo (1 of 2)

ambo1
/ (ˈæmbəʊ) /

noun plural ambos or ambones (æmˈbəʊniːz)

either of two raised pulpits from which the gospels and epistles were read in early Christian churches

Word Origin for ambo

C17: from Medieval Latin, from Greek ambōn raised rim, pulpit

British Dictionary definitions for ambo (2 of 2)

ambo2
/ (ˈæmbəʊ) /

noun plural ambos Australian informal

an ambulance driver
an ambulance
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Medical definitions for ambo

ambo-

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Variant ofambi-
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