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ambo

[am-boh] /ˈæm boʊ/
noun, plural ambos.
1.
(in an early Christian church) a raised desk, or either of two such desks, from which the Gospels or Epistles were read or chanted.
Also, ambon.
Origin of ambo
1635-1645
1635-45; < Medieval Latin ambō(n) < Greek ámbōn edge, rim, pulpit
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British Dictionary definitions for ambo

ambo1

/ˈæmbəʊ/
noun (pl) ambos, ambones (æmˈbəʊniːz)
1.
either of two raised pulpits from which the gospels and epistles were read in early Christian churches
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin, from Greek ambōn raised rim, pulpit

ambo2

/ˈæmbəʊ/
noun (Austral, informal) (pl) ambos
1.
an ambulance driver
2.
an ambulance
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