ambo

[am-boh]

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.

Also ambon.

Origin of ambo

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

1

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

ambo

2

noun plural ambos Australian informal

an ambulance driver
an ambulance
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