amphibology

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From French amphibologie, from late Latin amphibologia, earlier amphibolia, from Ancient Greek ἀμφιβολία (amphibolía, ambiguity).

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amphibology (plural amphibologies)

  1. (archaic) Amphiboly.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.133:
      In Athens men learn'd [] to resolve a sophisticall argument, and to confound the imposture and amphibologie of words, captiously enterlaced together [].