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Ambulare

Postby vaibhavd85 » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:32 am

Amble (N and V): moving at an easy pace.
The word amble comes from the root “ambulare”, which means, "to walk”.

Contextual example:
Soon the trekkers came to know that they had to stop ambling in order to reach their destination before night.

Somnambulist (N): a person who walks in his sleep or performs other acts in his sleep.
Latin root “somnus” means, “sleep” and thus someone who walks in sleep is a somnambulist.

Noctambulist (N): a person who walks or moves about in night, somnambulist, sleepwalker.
The Latin root “nox” means “night” + “ambulari” .

Contextual example:
She came to know a tad too late that her husband was noctambulist/somnambulist as before she knew he had disappeared from the bed was bouncing around in the drawing room.


Ambulatory (N): able to walk; not bed ridden
After the checkup the doctor told the wounded shoulder that he was not going to be ambulatory for at least another month.

I found an archaic word related to this root “Ambulatorium” which means a place for walking. ”Ambulari” + “ory” which means a place for a particular purpose such as dormitory (place where you sleep), repository (place where you store things), refectory (place where you eat) etc.


Ambulant (Adj): walking especially in spite of a being injured or ill.

Contextual example:
The soldier tried in vain to prove to his superiors that he was ambulant.

Perambulate (V): Walk through, traverse.

Contextual example:
The errant knights saw that inscribed on the stone were the words “Those who dare to perambulate this passage shall not see light again ”

Preamble (N): introductory statement.

The word comes from latin root "prae" which means "before" + ambulari .So something that is going on before the main show, lecture etc starts up.

Contextual example:
The absence of the regular preamble to lecture conveyed the idea to students that the teacher was not in a very good mood today.

Funambulist (N): a person who performs tricks on a tight or a slack rope.
Latin root “funis” means “rope” + “ambulare”.

Contextual example:
The tricks that the funambulist was presenting generated nothing but a mild curiosity amongst the bystanders.

It should be noted that the word ramble is NOT a Cognate to the aforementioned words.

Ramble (V): Wander aimlessly (physically or mentally)

The word comes from root “Rammelen” which means “to wander about in a state of sexual desire”. The chief root is “rammen” meaning “to copulate”.

Contextual example:
Listening the politician ramble about topics ranging from rabies to rapid development of economy was really boring for the “janata”.

A simple word to remember this root, I bet you knows this one .Any guesses? Ya, it’s the word “Ambulance”. Hope this anchor word makes you remember the root “ambulare” and more importantly words associated with the same.


Cognates, discussion, feedback are always welcome.

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Postby Perry » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:49 am

I never knew funambulist. Very cool!
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Postby Bailey » Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:14 pm

Ambulatory (N): able to walk; not bed ridden
After the checkup the doctor told the wounded shoulder that he was not going to be ambulatory for at least another month.

Uh, I had an ambulating shoulder once. :) Good post vaibhavd85, welcome to the board.

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Re: Ambulare

Postby gailr » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:12 pm

vaibhavd85 wrote:Ambulatory (N): able to walk; not bed ridden
After the checkup the doctor told the wounded shoulder that he was not going to be ambulatory for at least another month.

I found an archaic word related to this root “Ambulatorium” which means a place for walking. ”Ambulari” + “ory” which means a place for a particular purpose such as dormitory (place where you sleep), repository (place where you store things), refectory (place where you eat) etc.

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Re: Ambulare

Postby sluggo » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:27 am

vaibhavd85 wrote:
It should be noted that the word ramble is NOT a Cognate to the aforementioned words.

Ramble (V): Wander aimlessly (physically or mentally)

The word comes from root “Rammelen” which means “to wander about in a state of sexual desire”. The chief root is “rammen” meaning “to copulate”.
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