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ambo

[ am-boh ]

noun

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


ambo

1

/ ˈæmbəʊ /

noun

  1. an ambulance driver
  2. an ambulance


ambo

2

/ ˈæmbəʊ /

noun

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ambo1

First recorded in 1635–45; from Medieval Latin ambō(n), from Greek ámbōn “edge, rim, pulpit”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ambo1

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

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Example Sentences

Ambo, he isn't really certain yet that I didn't go crazy that night and kill your wife.

Love, Ambo, human love, as I learned of it there at home—and I saw and heard much too much of it—frightened and sickened me.

That's what the references to Jimmy mean, Ambo, in those pages I scribbled in my trance; and that's all they mean.

But they didn't die there, Ambo; they lived there, a hideous secret life, lying in wait to betray me.

There must be some fatal connection, Ambo, between being sick and being sentimental.

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