Complete Definition of "ambo"

English
Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈæmbəʊ/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æmbəʊ|-æmbəʊ

Etymology 1
From late Latin #Latin|ambo, from AGr. polytonic|ἄμβων (ambon).

Noun
en-noun|pl2=ambones

  1. A raised platform in an early Christian church; a podium or pulpit.

#*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, p. 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, p. 150)

Etymology 2
Shortening of ambulance + -o.

Noun
en-noun

  1. colloquial An ambulance driver.

Italian

Adjective
ambo inv

  1. both

Noun
it-noun|amb|m|o|i

  1. double (in various games)

Spanish

Noun
es-noun-m

  1. suit.

fr:ambo
io:ambo
it:ambo
la:ambo

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