Ambrosian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ambrosian worthy of the gods
    • adj ambrosian extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant "a nectarous drink","ambrosial food"
    • adj Ambrosian of or by or relating to Saint Ambrose "Ambrosian chants"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ambrosian Ambrosial.
    • a Ambrosian Of or pertaining to St. Ambrose; as, the Ambrosian office, or ritual, a formula of worship in the church of Milan, instituted by St. Ambrose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ambrosian Of or pertaining to ambrosia; fragrant; ambrosial.
    • ambrosian Of, pertaining to, or instituted by St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan in the fourth century.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ambrosian relating to ambrosia: relating to St Ambrose, bishop of Milan in the 4th century
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—Gr. ambrosios = ambrotos, immortal—a, neg., and brotos, mortal, for mrotos, Sans. mrita, dead—mri (L. mori), to die.

Usage

In literature:

Saint Ambrose: born about 340; made archbishop of Milan in 374; died 397; instituted the `Ambrosian Chant'.
"Introduction to Robert Browning" by Hiram Corson
We wished to go to the Ambrosian Library, and we did that also.
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
We wished to go to the Ambrosian Library, and we did that also.
"The Innocents Abroad, Part 2 of 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Ambrosian hymns remained the type of all the hymnic poetry of succeeding centuries.
"A Mere Accident" by George Moore
In Milan, also, I see in the Ambrosian Library the bust of a female mathematician.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
The Church at Milan maintains the Ambrosian liturgy to the present date.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Ambrosian Library, Milan, vi, 52.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
The Ambrosian Library at Milan was the private collection of Cardinal Borromeo, bequeathed by him to the world.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
The Ambrosian Library is in the Contrada della Bibliotheca, near the church of St. Sepolcro.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
Interior of the Ambrosian Library at Milan.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
On reaching Milan, the travellers visited the Ambrosian library.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
To the savant and scholar the Ambrosian library in Milan is one of the special treasures of Europe.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
The Ambrosian Library of that city is named for him.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
Here the Pre-Gregorian chant is simply called Ambrosian.
"St. Gregory and the Gregorian Music" by E. G. P. Wyatt
His nephew, Federigo Borromeo (1564-1631), was archbishop of Milan from 1595, and in 1609 founded the Ambrosian library in that city.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
She does not tell me that my breath is ambrosian.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
When at Milan, I was taken, as a matter of course, to visit the Ambrosian library.
"The Romance of Biography (Vol 1 of 2)" by Anna Jameson
It was, however, once more revived by the discovery of the Ambrosian manuscript in 1812 by Carlo Amoretti.
"The Oregon Territory" by Travers Twiss
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