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Definition of the noun ambages

What does ambages mean as a name of something?


  1. (archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action

Alternative definition of the noun ambages


  1. Indirect or roundabout ways of talking; circumlocution.
  2. Indirect or roundabout routes or directions.

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Google previewRobert Burton and the Transformative Powers of Melancholy (2016)

by Stephanie Shirilan

Neither interpretation fully recognizes the way in which speaking per ambages means to make a riddle or puzzle of oneself or one's meaning.

Google previewThe Comparative Perspective (2016)

by Andrea Ercolani, Manuela Giordano

Ambages is the word that at Rome appears alongside the Graecism aenigma in the definition of obscure utterances and riddles,383 the presence of which, ...

Google previewLexicon Encyclion... (1745)

by Johann A Weber

Umfcbreeiff, ambages, circurcio, amfracVus, oreuitus, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)

AMBAGES.4 n.s. [Lat..] A circuit of words; a circumlocutory form of speech; a multiplicity of words: an indirect manner of expression. It was formerly used in the singular number; ambage being defined, both in Bullokar's and Cockeram's . a long ...

Google previewKritisch-etymologisches Wörterbuch der magyarischen Sprache, etc. (Magyaricae linguae lexicon critico-etymologicum, etc.). (1833)


Inde: ”Haladék, ambages, der Umschweif, mora, der Verzug. t"Halasztani, halogatni, ambages facere, diŕferre, prorogare, Umschweife machen, verschieben, aufschieben, *Hal-ni (dl-ému, (ЗА-дадим. Hesychius ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Literary Devices (1991)

Gradus, A-Z by Bernard Marie Dupriez

ambages (but only in the expression 'parler sans ambages,' 'to get straight to the point') Other definition: Quillet, Robert, and Lanham compare circumlocution to periphrasis* (a comparison which is particularly valid ...

Google previewLexicon Philologicum præcipue etymologicum et sacrum, in quo Latinæ et a Latinis auctoribus usurpatæ ... voces ex originibus declarantur ... Editio altera ... locupletior, etc (1655)

Ambages vel ambagio abam &ago, verborum circuitus, ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3B3A1G2E1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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