ambo

[ am-boh ]
/ ˈæm boʊ /

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.

Nearby words

  1. amblyomma,
  2. amblyopia,
  3. amblyopic,
  4. amblyoscope,
  5. amblypod,
  6. ambo-,
  7. amboceptor,
  8. amboina,
  9. amboina wood,
  10. amboise

Also ambon.

Origin of ambo

1635–45; < Medieval Latin ambō(n) < Greek ámbōn edge, rim, pulpit

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ambo

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/ (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

noun plural ambos Australian informal

an ambulance driver
an ambulance
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