Definition of ambubaia
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LNS
ambūbāia, ambūbāiae
from Syr. , = tibia,
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a class of Syrian girls in Rome, who supported themselves by their music and immorality
Abbreviations
ambūbāia, ae, usu. in the plur., am-būbāiae, ārum, f. from Syr. , plur. = tibia, Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 7, a class of Syrian girls in Rome, who supported themselves by their music and immorality: ambubajarum collegia, * Hor. S. 1, 2, 1: ambubajarum ministeria, Suet. Ner. 27.

—In sing., Petr. 74, 13.
 
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