Having a grammatical structure that allows of two interpretations; equivocal.
Origin of amphibolousFrom Late Latin amphibolus; see amphibole.
(comparative more amphibolous, superlative most amphibolous)
Variant of amphibology
- 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 Classical Greek ambiguity ; from amphiballein: see amphibole