ambo

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See also: ambó and Ambo

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, Leo Tolstoy, Louise & Aylmer Maude, transl., Anna Karenina, Oxford, published 1998, page 438:
      ‘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.
    • 1997, John Julius Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium, Penguin, published 1998, page 150:
      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.
  2. (Roman Catholicism) A stationary podium used for readings and homilies.
    • 2010, General Instruction of the Roman Missal[1], United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, published 2011, #309:
      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.
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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

Determiner[edit]

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

  1. (literary) both
    Synonyms: ambedue, (literary, obsolete) amendue, 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 determiner.

Noun[edit]

ambo m (plural ambi)

  1. double (in various games)

References[edit]

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

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *amβi, 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 ἄμφω (ámphō, both, facing), Gaulish ambi-, Proto-Germanic *umbi, Sanskrit उभौ (ubháu, both, the two), अभि (abhí, towards, over, upon).

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ambō m (feminine ambae, neuter ambō)

  1. both (of objects occurring in pairs)
    Coordinate terms: duo, uterque
    29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid VI.540:
    Hic locus est, partēs ubi sē via findit in ambās: dextera quae []
    This is the place where the way parts in both directions: the right one []

Declension[edit]

Irregular adjective.

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 ambō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈambo/, [ˈãm.bo]

Noun[edit]

ambo m (plural ambos)

  1. (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay) suit

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