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Definition of the noun ambo

What does ambo mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ambos

  1. a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

Alternative definition of the noun ambo


  1. A raised platform in an early Christian church; a podium or pulpit.
  2. [informal] An ambulance driver.


Ambo is a spa town and separate woreda in central Ethiopia. Located in the West Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region, west of Addis Ababa, this town has a latitude and longitude of 8°59′N 37°51′E / 8.983°N 37.850°E and an elevation of 2101 meters.


  1. Ambo is a fictional character from the 1954 film Jack En Jill.
  2. Ambo is a fictional character from the 1990 film Diva Bale Sari Raat.


Ambo a.k.a. Ndonga Language: Ndonga, also called OshiNdonga, is a Bantu language spoken in Namibia and some parts of Angola. It is a standardized dialect of the Ovambo language, and is mutually intelligible with Kwanyama, the other Ovambo dialect with a standard written form.

Phrases with Ambo

Phrases starting with the word Ambo:

  1. Ambo Americana
  2. Ambo Convergens
  3. Ambo Perbranchiata

Phrases ending with the word Ambo:

  1. Genus Ambo
  2. Larinia ambo
  3. species Larinia ambo

Other phrases containing the word Ambo:

  1. Species Ambo Americana
  2. Species Ambo Convergens
  3. Species Ambo Perbranchiata

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ambo

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Google previewTo Crown the Year (2015)

Decorating the Church through the Seasons, Second Edition by Peter Mazar

An ambo is a very different piece of furniture. There's no need to coordinate the altar and...

Sometimes the ambo is the right spot for a wreath, a spray of harvest produce, or a basket filled with asters. The ambo, like the altar, is not the best ...

Google previewThe Liturgy Explained (2013)

New Edition by James W. Farwell

The Ambo is the place from which the Scriptures are read and, perhaps, the sermon is preached. In some churches, particularly those built in recent years, the Ambo is a single lectern, podium, or standing desk; in older churches, there will ...

Google previewA Sense of the Sacred (2005)

Theological Foundations of Sacred Architecture and Art by R. Kevin Seasoltz

The ambo is the place where God's Word in the sacred scriptures is proclaimed to the assembly. Its prominence in the church serves as an appropriate reminder ...

Google previewApplied Business Ethics (2012)

Power Living Through the Truth by Brian Keen

The Ambo is the high place in the Temple.

Google previewMusic and the Mass (2013)

A Practical Guide for Ministers of Music

The psalm may be sung and led from any place that seems suitable, but the ambo is recommended because the text Of the psalm comes from Scripture—the ambo is the vessel for such readings. Regardless Of the place where it is sung, the ...

Google previewA Commentary on the Order of Mass of The Roman Missal : A New English Translation (2011)

by Edward Foley

Hence, the ambo is the table where the church, as Body of Christ, receives its sustenance and growth in its encounter with the living Lord, in the Word of God. The church, therefore, makes every effort to ensure that the faithful are more ...

Google previewAscend (2009)

The Catholic Faith for a New Generation by Eric Stoltz, Vince Tomkovicz

The ambo is the table of the Word; the altar is the Table of the Sacrament. American exceptionalism The idea that citizens of the United States are better, more moral, or of greater worth than other people, or that the United States government is ...

Google previewAmerican Architect and Architecture (1891)

The ambo is a slightly elevated desk reached by steps ; the entire construction is most frequently built against a wall, and in all cases it rests solidly on the ground. We shall see how this primitive form was gradually metamorphosed into that of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set (2010)

by John Anthony McGuckin

MCGUCKIN The Ambo (Gk. “crest of a hill") was the raised platform in the middle of church from which the scriptures and litanies were read. In early times it was not often used for preaching, though St. John Chrysostom was an ...

Google previewA New Dictionary of English Particles (1668)

With a Tract of the English Idiomes by William Walker

Bumeran: ambo tel :mice a hay. pecas. Vzrg. Ed. Gibuti) the Ogame; man ` Ingenio fed unique „то umnszthztr mit, l “tong-uv. + 4'1L Ambo )cream сшит, Arcade: ambo, Virg. Ecl. От": mater 0' pater, dominant, Тег. Bun. s. z. а..:e gu ef! vi : ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Angola (2011)

by W. Martin James


Google previewEncyclopedia of Early Christianity, Second Edition (2013)

by Everett Ferguson

Reconstructed early Christian ambo from the Byzantine Museum, Athens, Greece . The ambo was located in the nave of the typical early Christian basilica, sometimes in the center along the east-west axis of the building and sometimes slightly ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

AMBO, or AMBON (Gr. ambon, from anabainein, to walk up, the readingdesk of ...

Google previewNew SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (2013)

by Paul F. Bradshaw

PIERCE Ambo An elevated platform for reading or preaching. Canon 15 of Laodicea (late fourth century), implies the ascent of steps, and restricts access to those in orders above *lector. Classically, the platform has a parapet ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture (1854)

Historical, Descriptive, Topographical, Decorative, Theoretical and Mechanical ... by Robert Stuart (c.e.)

In the upper part of the nave was placed the oblong enclosure, denominated the ambo, or chorus canonicorum ; on each side, and generally attached to it, was a marble pulpit, one for reading the gospel, the other for the epistle. Near the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Christian Antiquities (1880)

Being a Continuation of the 'Dictionary of the Bible'. by William Smith

The lesser and earlier ambo at S. Clemente has twodesks — one. the most elevated, looking towards the altar, the other in the...

the ambo is placed in the middle of the nave but near its eastern end, in front of the enclosure marked ...

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Small photo of MOSCOW - MARCH 14: One priest burns incense from an ambo during the orthodox liturgy in High Monastery of St Peter on March 14, 2011 in MoscowSmall photo of MOSCOW - MARCH 14: One priest stands opposite the iconostasis on ambo during the orthodox liturgy in High Monastery of St Peter on March 14, 2011 in MoscowSmall photo of ST.-PETERSBURG - JUL 06: Ambo and the Royal gate in the Cathedral of the Lord's Transfiguration of all the Guards on Jul 06, 2013 in Saint-Petersburg, RussiaSmall photo of ST.-PETERSBURG - JUL 06: Ambo and the Royal gate in the Cathedral of the Lord's Transfiguration of all the Guards on Jul 06, 2013 in Saint-Petersburg, RussiaSmall photo of PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 2 2015: Ornamental ambo inside historical St Vitus Cathedral, Prague castle, Czech republicSmall photo of Ambo in the Church St Servatius in Bonn-FriesdorfSmall photo of Ambo;y Broken Window More...

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Ambo Meaning

Video shows what ambo means. A raised platform in an early Christian church, as well as in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic ...

Scrabble value of A1M3B3O1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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