From late Latin #Latin|ambo, from AGr. polytonic|á¼Î¼Î²ÏÎ½ (ambon).
- A raised platform in an early Christian church; a podium or pulpit.
#*1918: âIt will get better somehow,â he thought, and went to the ambo. On going up the steps and turning to the right he saw the priest. â 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. â John Julius Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium (Penguin 1998, p. 150)
Shortening of ambulance + -o.
- colloquial An ambulance driver.
- double (in various games)