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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 Asst Prof 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 seven kings of Rome (1872)
by Livy, Josiah Wright
Ambages is a defective noun ; only the ablative ambage being found in the singular. The plural is complete ; but the genitive is ambagum, not ambagium (VII. 2). The word is compounded of ambi, or amb, 'round,' and ago; and therefore means ...
ambages is any evasive excuse which ...
A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney
They gave those complex ideas names, that they might the more easily record and diseoune of things they were daily conversant in, without long ambages and circumlocutldn. Locke. Lay by these ambagn; what seeks ...
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 ...
Embracing All the Terms Used in Art, Science and Literature by John Craig (F.G.S. of Glasgow.)
AMBAGEs—AMBER TREE. AMBAGES, am-ba'jez, s. (Latin.) A circuit of words; a circumlocutory form of speech; a multiplicity of words. Calchas led us with a - That is to saine, with double wordis slie, Such as men clepen a word with two ...
by Charles Augustus Maude Fennell
ambages. 1. of language, roundabout, obscure or ambiguous speech ; periphrasis. abt 1874 And but if Calcas lede us with ambages, | That is to saine, with double words slie | Such as men ctepe a word with two ...
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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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