ambrose, saint

Ambrose

[am-brohz]
noun
1.
Saint, a.d. 340?–397, bishop of Milan 374–397.
2.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “immortal.”
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Ambrose (ˈæmbrəʊz)
 
n
1.  Saint. ?340--397 ad, bishop of Milan; built up the secular power of the early Christian Church; also wrote music and Latin hymns. Feast day: Dec 7 or April 4
2.  Curtly (ˈkɜːtlɪ). born 1963, Antiguan cricketer; played for the West Indies 1987--2000
 
Am'brosian
 
adj

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Ambrose
masc. proper name, from L. Ambrosius, from Gk. ambrosios "immortal, belonging to the immortals" (see ambrosia). The Ambrosian Library in Milan is named for St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan.
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