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Definition of the noun ambages
What does ambages mean as a name of something?
- (archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action
Alternative definition of the noun ambages
- Indirect or roundabout ways of talking; circumlocution.
- Indirect or roundabout routes or directions.
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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.
The 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, ...
Lexicon Encyclion... (1745)
by Johann A Weber
Umfcbreeiff, ambages, circurcio, amfracVus, oreuitus, ...
A 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 ...
Kritisch-etymologisches Wörterbuch der magyarischen Sprache, etc. (Magyaricae linguae lexicon critico-etymologicum, etc.). (1833)
by Gergely DANKOVSZKY
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 ...
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 ...
Lexicon 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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