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ambrosia

ambrosia in Greek and Roman mythology, the food of the gods, associated with their immortality. The word comes (in the mid 16th century) via Latin from Greek, ‘elixir of life’, from ambrotos ‘immortal’.

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ambrosia

ambrosia (Gr. myth.) fabled food of the gods. XVI. — L. ambrosia — Gr. ambrosíā immortality, elixir of life, f. ámbrotos immortal.
Hence ambrosial XVI.

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