ambo

noun
am·​bo | \ ˈam-ˌbō How to pronounce ambo (audio) \
plural ambos or ambones\ am-​ˈbō-​(ˌ)nēz How to pronounce ambo (audio) \

Definition of ambo

: a large pulpit or reading desk in early churches and in contemporary Greek and Balkan churches standing on the gospel side of the nave and often having its counterpart on the epistle side

First Known Use of ambo

1641, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambo

Medieval Latin ambon-, ambo, from Late Greek ambōn, from Greek, "edge, rim"

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Cite this Entry

“Ambo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambo. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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