- double or doubtful meaning; ambiguity, esp. from uncertain grammatical construction
- an ambiguous phrase, proposition, etc.
Origin of amphibologyMiddle English amphibologie from Late Latin amphibologia (altered after words ending in -logia, -logy) from Classical Latin amphibolia from Gr, ambiguity from amphiballein: see amphibole
An ambiguous or equivocal statement.
Origin of amphibologyFrench amphibologie from Late Latin amphibologia Latin amphibo(lia) ambiguity ( from Greek amphiboliā ) ( from amphibolos doubtful ; see amphibole . )Latin -logia -logy ( added on the model of such words as tautologia tautology )
- (archaic) Amphiboly.