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indicating both: ambidextrous; ambivalence; ambiversion.
[from Latin: round, on both sides, both, from ambo both; compare amphi-]
a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, meaning “both” (ambiguous; ambivalence) and “around” (ambient).
[< Latin, akin to Greek amphí, Old High German umbi, Old English ymb(e)-, Skt abhítas around]