ambages

ambages

[am-bey-jeez]
noun Archaic. (used with a plural verb)
winding, roundabout paths or ways.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ambāgēs (plural) circuits, equivalent to amb(i)- ambi- + -āg- (combining form of agere to move) + -ēs plural ending; cf. indagate

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