ambo

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin ambō, from Ancient Greek ἄμβων (ámbōn).

Noun[edit]

ambo (plural ambos or ambones)

  1. A raised platform in an early Christian church, as well as in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic churches.
    • 1918, ‘It will get better somehow,’ he thought, and went to the ambo. On going up the steps and turning to the right he saw the priest. — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Louise & Aylmer Maude (Oxford 1998, page 438)
    • 1997, the Emperor arrived and instead of moving directly to his seat climbed to the top level of the ambo, the great three-decker pulpit of polychrome marble. — John Julius Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium (Penguin 1998, page 150)
  2. (Roman Catholicism) A stationary podium used for readings and homilies.
    • 2010, The dignity of the Word of God requires that in the church there be a suitable place from which it may be proclaimed and toward which the attention of the faithful naturally turns during the Liturgy of the Word. It is appropriate that generally this place be a stationary ambo and not simply a movable lectern. (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 2011, #309)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of ambulance +‎ -o.

Noun[edit]

ambo (plural ambos)

  1. (informal) An ambulance driver.
  2. (informal) An ambulance.
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Asi[edit]

Noun[edit]

ambò

  1. mouse; rat

Buginese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ambo

  1. father

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈam.bo/
  • Rhymes: -ambo
  • Hyphenation: àm‧bo

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin ambō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi (round about, around).

Adjective[edit]

ambo (usually invariable, rare masculine plural ambi, rare feminine plural ambe)

  1. (literary) both
    Synonyms: ambedue (literary), amendue (literary, obsolete), entrambi
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto XIII, lines 58–63, page 196:
      Io son colui che tenni ambo le chiavi ¶ del cor di Federigo, e che le volsi, ¶ serrando e diserrando, sì soavi, ¶ che dal secreto suo quasi ogn’ uom tolsi; ¶ fede portai al glorïoso offizio, ¶ tanto ch’i’ ne perde’ li sonni e’ polsi.
      I am the one who both keys had in keeping of Frederick's heart, and turned them to and fro so softly in unlocking and in locking, that from his secrets most men I withheld; fidelity I bore the glorious office so great, I lost thereby my sleep and pulses.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun use of the above adjective.

Noun[edit]

ambo m (plural ambi)

  1. double (in various games)

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  • ambo1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • ambo2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi (round about, around), proposed by some from *h₂n̥t-bʰi (from both sides), one case form in -bʰi from the root noun *h₂ent- (front, front side), whence ante. Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí, both, facing) or ἀμφώ (amphṓ, both, facing), Gaulish ambi-, Proto-Germanic *umbi, Sanskrit उभौ (ubháu, both, the two), अभि (abhí, towards, over, upon).

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Determiner[edit]

ambō m (feminine ambae, neuter ambō)

  1. both (of objects occurring in pairs)
  2. the two (when the duality of the objects is assumed to be known)
    • Vergilius, Aeneis; Book VI, line 540
      Hic locus est, partes ubi se via findit in ambas.
      Here is the place, where the way divides itself into two parts.

Declension[edit]

Numeral, plural only.

Number Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ambō ambae ambō
Genitive ambōrum ambārum ambōrum
Dative ambōbus ambābus ambōbus
Accusative ambōs
ambō
ambās ambō
Ablative ambōbus ambābus ambōbus
Vocative ambō ambae ambō

Descendants[edit]

  • English: ambi-
  • Esperanto: ambaŭ
  • Galician: ambos
  • Ido: amba
  • Interlingua: ambe
  • Italian: ambo

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Minangkabau[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ambo

  1. first person singular; I

Pali[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ambo

  1. nominative singular of amba (mango tree)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ambo.

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Noun[edit]

ambo m (plural ambos)

  1. (Argentina, Chile) suit

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